Share Your Story

The purpose of Aging in Alameda County is to locate and tell impactful human stories about the experience of aging, and the role of the community in helping older adults thrive.

Do you have a story to share on the Aging in Alameda County website? Here’s how:

STEP 1 – DO THE INTERVIEW or DOCUMENT YOUR STORY:

Use questions from our Story Guide to conduct an interview or document your story. (Click here for our Story Guide.) You don’t have to use all the questions. Pick the ones that you like and that best tell the story.

We’ve found that interviews are a fun way to capture a story, with one person asking questions and recording the answers (either with a phone or other device, or by taking notes). Some people prefer to write their story on their own, and that’s okay too.

STEP 2 – TAKE A PICTURE

Take a photo portrait of the subject of the story – either yourself and/or the interviewee (use your phone or other digital camera; format for the photo can be jpeg or png). Be aware that we may contact you to schedule a professional photo session.

STEP 3 – FILL OUT THE PERMISSION FORM

Fill out and sign our Permission Form, letting us know how you want us to share your photo and story. (Click here for our Permission Form.) Even if you choose to submit your story under a pseudonym to protect your privacy, we need your permission to share your photo on the internet. Scan the signed permission form and save it as a pdf, or take a picture of the form with your phone or digital camera.

STEP 4 – SUBMIT THE STORY, PHOTO AND PERMISSION FORM:

To submit the story, you can fill in the online Story Submission Form at bit.ly/2dEEsnq. Or just email it to us when you email the photo and permission form.

Click here to send the completed permission form, photo, and story via email to Wendy Peterson at [email protected].