Gerontology - Central Story Exchange



Central Story Exchange

CCSU’s Gerontology program and Writing Minors have teamed to gather stories from older adults who share challenges they have faced that shaped their lives. They provide insights into how they handled war, AIDS, divorce, racism, sexism, disputed elections and more! Read their narratives below and be inspired by their resilience and optimism. 

Do you know of an older adult who wants to share a story? We are eager to hear from people from all walks of life with a broad range of experiences. We welcome quiet stories of everyday life as well as more dramatic tales of wrestling with major challenges. We welcome anything that sheds light on our shared humanity in these hard times.

For more information about participating in this program, contact Professor Mary Collins at

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