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6. Writing A Legacy Letter – Jay Sherwin

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Class closed 4 weeks, Wednesdays, 10:00-12:00, Oct. 20-Nov. 10 Note: This has a class size minimum of 6 persons and a maximum 20 persons. Also note the starting time.

A legacy letter (also called an “ethical will”) is a written document that allows people to share their life lessons, express their values and transmit their 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 family, friends and loved ones. This four-session course 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.

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 extensive experience facilitating adult learning programs and he has taught this course for adult learning programs and retirement communities nationwide. He holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from Northeastern University School of Law.