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County seeking seniors to be featured for legacy project

(Woodbury, NJ)-Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Jim Jefferson said that the Gloucester County Division of Senior Services is seeking recommendations of seniors to be featured in Gloucester County's first legacy project.  The legacy project will be a written publication that celebrates local residents and their life journey.

Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "Our senior community represents the history of our county and highlighting their life lessons, values, traditions and experiences is a unique way for them to share their life’s memories with friends and families."

Freeholder Jim Jefferson, liaison to the Department of Senior Services said, “Our older residents are the story of our nation.  Their lives and experiences have paved the way for so many of us in regards to education, arts, science and more. No matter how big or small, every one of their stories has meaning and the legacy project provides our seniors with an place to describe the people and events that help shape their lives and our society.”

The Department of Senior Services’ Rowan College at Gloucester County intern is interviewing the county seniors, gathering their stories and creating their profiles for the legacy book.

Seniors interested in participating must be over the age of 60 and a Gloucester County resident.  The booklet will be published in October and all participants will be honored at our annual volunteer luncheon on October 18.  

If you are a senior yourself and wish to tell your story or if you know of a senior with a story to be told, please call the Division of Senior Services at 856-384-6900.