StoryCall gives elder family members the genuine conversations that they desire while preserving the answers for younger generations exactly where they want them – online.
Atlanta, Ga. (PRWEB) December 04, 2014
StoryCall, a service that allows families to capture and preserve precious memories through recorded professional interviews, is now available nationwide after successful beta testing among a select group of seniors and early Alzheimer’s patients. Using StoryCall, families select a personal biographer to conduct 30-minute interviews with their loved ones. Family members then receive a private website where they can see and customize the interview questions, called a StoryMap, and hear their loved ones’ answers at any time.
“After my grandfather passed following a battle with Alzheimer’s, I realized that my family had lost all of his stories. I wanted to make sure the same didn’t happen with my parents, but I couldn’t find a solution that made sense for us – I knew my dad wouldn’t sit down to write in a memory book,” said Alok Deshpande, CEO and co-founder, StoryCall. “That’s why the interview component is so critical to our service – it’s a personal way to draw stories out that would otherwise be forgotten. StoryCall gives elder family members the genuine conversations that they desire while preserving the answers for younger generations exactly where they want them – online.”
An interactive alternative to stagnant photo books and unorganized videos, StoryCall allows families to choose their interviewer from its diverse selection of biographers, who represent a multitude of races, religions, languages and upbringings to ensure that loved ones can find someone they relate to. The trained biographers are armed with historical events and questions designed to elicit forgotten stories. In fact, half of the memories StoryCall has captured had never been heard by the family before.
In addition, each family receives its own private website where members can click on a question and hear their loved one’s voice answering.
“I want my granddaughters to know who their grandparents were, who their great grandparents were – the triumphs they had, as well as the struggles they faced,” said Carol Rachlin, a StoryCall user who decided to record her stories when she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. “I love the interviews and the idea of leaving a legacy through StoryCall; I want to be remembered. I think that’s what we all want.”
Launched in 2014, StoryCall allows families to capture and preserve their stories in a way that connects with younger generations. Loved ones are interviewed by professional biographers, and their answers are available on demand on a personal, private family website. Created after one of the founders lost his grandfather, and with him priceless family memories, StoryCall aims to prevent similar regret among families. To learn more, visit http://www.storycall.us.