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Stories that shape our culture, communities, and California

California Chronicles is a diverse collection of stories that shine a light on the invaluable experiences and contributions of older Californians. Older Californians have built resilience and strength over their long lives through successes, failures, joys, and difficulties. Sharing the stories and contributions of older adults can inspire people of all ages, as we recover and rebuild together a California for all ages.


Every story matters and that is why we are lifting up stories of everyday Californians sharing their experiences. These legacies strengthen communities and spark connections between generations of all ages. We all have a story – share yours today!

 
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Types of Submissions

Share your story, your way. We accept the following types of storytelling:

Video or audio Recording


written


photo or art with caption


oral history

 
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Misia N.

Undefeated Eskaton is proud to introduce you to Misia Nudler, philanthropist, Holocaust Survivor and resident of The Reutlinger Community...

David F.

Farewell David. May your trickster spirit flourish elsewhere, unfettered by time, space, and anchors of "reality". Neshama shares her...

Stuart G.

With Age Comes Humility It’s been at least a half a century since I first thought about how far outer space goes. This ultimate mystery...

Shirley K

Shirley was a champion for California's older adults. As an employee of Bechtel she was elected Chairman of the Board of the Bechtel...

Ed W.

Sailing With Latitude Sailing on the open seas is at once exhilarating and contemplative. It challenges both your physical and mental...

John K.

84-Year-Old Matador Realizes Dream, Graduates from CSUN. Through many hurdles in my life, I was able to achieve this dream right here at...

Andy

For over 25 years Andy battled mental illness, spending his days in-and-out of jail and mental health institutions. Andy discovered Step...

Benny S.

My family left China during the cultural revolution in the 1950s. We ended up coming to California in the 1960’s. Back then, the Chinese...