LifeBio Announces the Capture Life Stories Initiative to Combat Loneliness

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Loneliness is a growing problem that causes complications in healthcare, but telling your life story can help you connect.

"Loneliness and Social Isolation lead to major health problems...Life Stories are a natural and effective resource to get people talking."

LifeBio, Inc. announced publicly today the launch of the Capture Life Stories Initiative to help people share memories and experiences without difficulty or delay. This initiative addresses the growing problem of loneliness and the need for social connectedness.

The Capture Life Stories Initiative is a simple but powerful concept. Connections happen through life stories--to transfer wisdom and values; to document amazing life stories, and to build friendships for people of all ages.

Thought-provoking questions are posed using journals or LifeBio’s digital platform. Working with a partner, volunteer, friend, or family member, the questions are answered and conversations are started. As a result, feelings of meaningful connections develop, combatting loneliness and isolation.

The project is offered through LifeBio in a variety of ways. LifeBio partners with senior living communities, hospice and home care organizations, hospitals and nursing homes. It is widely used by families within the home, who want to better know and understand their own loved ones.

In addition, LifeBio also offers the ability to capture life stories in group classes conducted by phone or through individual phone interviews. Technology-savvy seniors or family members can easily sign up online at http://www.lifebio.com and begin a 14-day free trial. The program is extremely affordable and is a simple way to save important biographical information, family histories, memories, photos, and more.

LifeBio CEO Beth Sanders, a life story and reminiscence expert, said, “We know that loneliness and social isolation lead to major health problems. Social connectedness is something that must be fostered and encouraged. To that end, life stories are a natural and effective resource to get people talking to one another, sharing their wisdom and experiences, and building relationships.”

Loneliness is tied to depression, higher incidents of Alzheimer’s Disease and heart disease, and a shortened lifespan. It has become a major health concern for insurers, hospitals, and others in the health system. Julianne Holt-Lunstad, professor of psychology at Brigham Young University, has studied how loneliness leads to premature death and that loneliness is as bad or worse than other health risk factors such as obesity or smoking.

If you are seeking help with your own family’s story, or if you represent a health care or senior living organization and require more information, please visit http://www.lifebio.com , call 937-303-4576 or email us at info(at)lifebio.com. Connect with us on Social Media--facebook,Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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