Study Group Details

1630: Writing a 'Legacy Letter'

9:45 - 11:15
Starting June 08

A legacy letter (also called an "ethical will") is a written document that allows you to share your life lessons, express your values, and transmit your blessings to future generations. A legacy letter is shorter than a memoir, typically just a few pages. Writing one is a rewarding experience that creates an enduring gift for children, grandchildren, and other loved ones. This study group includes discussion and brief writing exercises to help you examine your life history, explore your values, and capture important insights. It offers advice, encouragement, and a model structure to help you draft and complete your own legacy letter.

This study group is a repeat
Class Type: Discussion
Class Format: Online
Hours of Reading: Less than 1 hr/week

Study Group Leader(s):

Jay Sherwin

Jay Sherwin has practiced law, given away money for five different charitable foundations, and served as a hospital chaplain. In 2019, he created the Life Reflections Project to educate people about legacy letters, ethical wills, and other legacy documents. Jay has taught this course for OLLI programs nationwide.