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We invite alumni, students, and friends of UF, foundations and corporations to partner with the UF Life Story Lab. Your donation of any size makes a difference! You will be contributing to faculty and graduate student research focused on adults of all ages but particularly how people find resilience and well-being in the second half of life.

Through collecting people’s life stories we create understanding of how individuals:

  • navigate loss of loved ones while creating meaning in life
  • forge communion and relationships with others, and
  • turn life stresses and challenges into a sense of purpose.

Visit the UF Foundation’s portal for donating to the Life Story Lab.

For more information, please email Dr. Bluck at

To learn more about the current studies underway, find our Current Projects here.

To be a participant in our research, start with our Get Involved page.