Participants are encouraged and coached to write about various aspects of their lives. The benefits, she says, include leaving a history for their families and helping develop a deeper understanding of the events of their lives.
The cost of the Portola Valley session is $150 for 10 weeks. Those interested may call Ms. Dunec at 650-565-8087.
Ms. Dunec, a Foothills College instructor, has offered the course in a number of venues, including the Menlo Park Library. One such program, focusing on the stories of people who served in the military or otherwise experienced the effects of World War II, led to a long-term project that included video recordings of participants reading their stories.