Why wait for someone else to write the obituary or decide what should go on the grave marker? Why not have a say in the matter while you're still in the middle of the story? That's what we're trying to encourage people to do with this website.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2014
Woody Allen has said that the way he wants to achieve immortality is by not dying. Since that's not yet a practical option, the closest anyone currently has to immortality is being remembered. Now, a new website encourages people to think about how they'd like to be remembered and share their remembrances with others: http://www.LegacyRoseHills.com.
While the site is managed by Rose Hills Memorial Park, the nation's largest cemetery, the site content has very little to do with the cemetery or even death in general.
Three Stories to inspire and surprise
The home page presents videos of three real people reflecting on their own surprising stories. The first features a media consultant whose dog's unusual behavior prompted her to visit the doctor, only to discover she had ovarian cancer. The second features an octogenarian skydiver who performed 81 jumps on the day of his 80th birthday. The third presents a quiet, unassuming retired high school teacher who is coach to some of the strongest men in the world, the US Olympic Weightlifting team. The three individuals reflect on their own lives and how they each would like to be remembered.
The Legacy Wall - Share your thoughts
As each video concludes, or by navigating directly from the home page, site visitors are asked "How would you like to be remembered?" Clicking leads to a "Legacy Wall" covered with colorful sticky-notes, which are in fact postings left by visitors who have shared their own thoughts. One such posting by "Joshua R" says "I was a UCLA baseball all-star and was recruited by the major league. But I wanted to change the world, so I became an attorney serving the impoverished and destitute. That gives me purpose." "Rick @ Work" posted "I've probably done a few things I regret, but what I don't regret is how I've raised my daughter to become the kind of person I'd have liked to be. She is my legacy."
It is easy for visitors to post their own thoughts or simply scroll through all the entries and share them via Facebook, Twitter and other social sites.
How to record your own life story
Another major navigation path leads to a free downloadable Legacy Guide that offers the reader different ways to record one's own life story for future generations, from written manuscripts to video interviews to websites. The Guide includes an extensive list of questions to help readers organize their life stories into chapters. An additional link on the page brings up a 6-minute video on the value of leaving a legacy and the many ways one's life story can be recorded and preserved.
Who should visit LegacyRoseHills.com?
Thinking about one's own legacy is not just something for Seniors. The developers of LegacyRoseHills.com have pointed out that at any age, reflecting on how one would like to be remembered makes one mindful their life's priorities and clarifying a meaningful path forward with purpose.
"Seeing how others have reflected on how they'd like to be remembered prompts a visitor to ask the question of his or herself and possibly have better control of the outcome," said Nick Clark, Marketing Director for Rose Hills Memorial Park. "Why wait for someone else to write the obituary or decide what should go on the grave marker? Why not have a say in the matter while you're still in the middle of the story? That's what we're trying to encourage people to do with this website."
For more information regarding LegacyRoseHills.com, please contact Dan Katz, marketing agency representative, at (800) 991-0625 or dkatz(at)LAadsMarketing(dot)com.