Legacy & Life Reflections

The experience of sharing life stories, reflecting on lessons learned and the values we’ve grown to hold most dear can be a profoundly powerful experience for anyone, but particularly for those living with advanced cancer.

Legacy and Life Reflections

In 2015, the Dempsey Center began offering Legacy and Life Reflections. The service includes:

  • Professionally-guided and recorded interviews, exploring themes such as life history, one’s most cherished memories, deepest values, and lessons learned that one wishes to share with others.
  • Participants receive a legacy comfort pillow: quilted pillows incorporating fabric from your clothing, selected by you and/or your loved ones.
  • Individual sessions with a professional storyteller and writer, who will help you to capture your life story in writing.
  • Participants receive an audiotape or DVD of the interview, which may also incorporate favorite photographs and songs.
  • Participants receive a blank journal and suggestions for further reflection.
  • This service is available to patients living with advanced or metastatic cancer. Sessions are available by appointment only.

To schedule an appointment, call 207-330-7737.