Okotoks invites older residents to share stories of resilience

October 1, 2020

The Town of Okotoks is inviting seniors in the community to share their stories about resilience. Project SOS: Share Our Stories launches October 1, 2020, in celebration of International Day of Older Persons, but older residents will be able to submit stories until Spring 2021.

 “With age comes experience and resilience,” said Sherri Mullen, specialist for the Okotoks Family Resource Centre. “We invite all of our older residents to share a story or two about a difficult time they faced and how they got through it.”

Stories will be accepted from residents in Okotoks, Black Diamond and Turner Valley.

Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is leading the project and looking for stories that can help others who are facing difficult challenges. Stories can be handwritten, typed or told vocally through video. Photographs are encouraged to be submitted.

All stories collected will be publicly exhibited on the Town’s website in 2021.

Writing kits can be picked up at the Okotoks Public Library or the Sheep River Library in Turner Valley. Anyone who cannot get to the library for a kit can contact the Town of Okotoks at 403-995-2626, who can arrange to have one delivered.

The kits include pens and paper, writing prompts and ways to self-motivate.

For more information visit okotoks.ca/sos