- The New York Times: When a Grandchild Asks, ‘Are You Going to Die?’
- The Wall Street Journal: Why You Should Write a Memoir – Even if Nobody Will Read It
- Slate: The Mysteriously Memorable 20s
- Nautilus: How Nostalgia Made America Great Again
- The Alligator: Before I Die Wall Encourages Future Planning
- Psychology Today: Maintaining The Bond Through Living Memorialization
- New Yorker Magazine: How to Become Virtually Immortal
- The Orlando Sentinel: Hospice Home Videos Keep Memories Alive
- The University of Florida Psychology Department: Bluck Award Recipient
- Florida Magazine: In the Classroom: Life Experience
- CLAS Notes: The Scrapbook in Your Mind
- The Gainesville Sun: Memories are the Gift of a Lifetime
- The Senior Times Magazine: What’s Your Story?
- The Senior Times Magazine: Institute for Learning in Retirement
- The Gainesville Sun: Bluck Named Award Recipient
- Monitor on Psychology: Feelings’ Sway Over Memory
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Telling Life Stories
Dr. Bluck was an invited speaker at the Six O’Clock Scholars program at the University Women’s Club this month. Attendees enjoyed a presentation and lively discussion about autobiographical memory and life stories over dinner.
Before I Die Wall
The Life Story Lab, (Director: Dr. Susan Bluck), hosts a yearly 'Before I Die Wall' in partnership with UF Health. The Before I Die Wall is a global project inviting people to reflect on how to live fully, given the finitude of life.
Death over Dinner
The Life Story Lab sponsors Death Over Dinner events as part of a national death education initiative encouraging conversations about death and end-of-life wishes between family, friends, and strangers in addition to the provision of information on Advance Directives.
Thanks For The Memory
The Life Story Lab joined fellow colleagues and friends of the community in the Walk to End Alzheimers, honoring friends and family affected by dementia.
Graduate and undergraduate students from the Life Story Lab (Director: Susan Bluck) presented their research on aging as part of a ‘town-and-gown event’ at Oak Hammock, sponsored by the Institute for Learning in Retirement. Life Story Lab presentations covered topics such as: personal growth in late life (Hanna Akerland et al.), positive responses to loss (Shubam Sharma et al.) and evaluation of experiential learning aimed at closing the communication gap between older patients and young nurses at end-of-life (Sam Stilley et al.).