A free listening tool to help you reach out to older adults and share their life stories.
Inspired by our founder's friendship with her grandmother, The Best Day of My Life So Far is dedicated to fighting older adult isolation and promoting intergenerational engagement through storytelling. Use this handy form anytime, anywhere, to jot down a story told to you by an older adult.

A few tips:
- Use 1 form per story. Repeat often to enrich your relationships.
- Haven't reached out to an older adult before? No worries! Learn basic concepts at http://bit.ly/2wy9RCu.
- It is important to request the storyteller's permission to share their story. By submitting this form, you are confirming that you have been granted permission, and are giving Best Day permission to share the story and your reflections publicly.

Did you know 2019 is our 10th anniversary? Submit stories throughout 2019 to participate in our Story Drive! Find out more at www.bestdayofmylifesofar.org/joystartshere.

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Tell us about you.
We'd love to get to know you and your storyteller!
If you are a volunteer or staff member at one of our partner sites, what is the site's name? *
Your answer
Your name, city, state, and today's date
Your answer
Storyteller's name, city, state, and the date they told you their story
Your answer
Tell us the story you just heard.
We're ready! Let's hear the story you just heard. Retell it in the storyteller's voice, using their choice of words (to the best of your memory), with a title chosen by them.
Story title
Your answer
The Story
Your answer
Reflect and give thanks.
Be grateful that the storyteller has shared something personal with you. Consider posting your answers on your social media pages as well, to inspire your friends to reach out to the older adults in their lives. Tag @bestdayofmylifesofar on Instagram/Facebook and @bestdaysofar on Twitter, so we can cheer you on!
Share how this story and listening experience has impacted you.
Your answer
How would you describe your relationship with the storyteller before vs. after this story?
Your answer
Submit a photo or video of your storyteller and you if possible so we can get to know you more.
And that's it! Thanks for doing your part in reducing older adult isolation today. Please reuse this form often. We're excited to hear from you again. To support us or find out more ways to get involved, please visit www.bestdayofmylifesofar.org.
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