One definition of treasury, according to Webster's Dictionary is "A collection or supply of excellent or higly prized writings, art, etc." What could possibly be more highly prized than the wisdom learned by an individual over a lifetime?
This section of the LinkAge2000 web site serves as a receptacle of anecdotes, stories, historical accounts, quotes and writings by and about our elders.
The section entitled "Witness to History" contains interviews of older adults who have lived through significant political, social or economic change. These personal accounts of history are no less important than factual accounts of history and need to b
e preserved, lest we forget the true lessons of history.
There are many stories that are not about wars or social change, but personal conflict, tragedy and overcoming the odds. "Elder Wisdom" gives students the chance to interview grandparents, elderly relatives or residents of nursing homes. Their stories n
eed to be told so that the next generation may hope to glean some of the wisdom of their words.
"Student Produced" responses to our designated themes allow a more creative perspective on the elderly. Students are offered a choice of writing prompts for constructing a creative piece. Once finished, the student may publish their piece by uploading i
t to the web server to be displayed.
Every now and then you may come across a quote or a picture that is inspiring, insightful and truthful. "Collage" is a collection of just these pieces arranged into a graphic for the web.