Jewish Pavilion

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Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
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Interviewing Our Elders – Ten questions to start with

Potential interview questions for gathering histories of older adults:

  1. What is your name? Why did your parents select this name for you? Did you have a nickname?
  2. When and where were you born?
  3. How did your family come to live there?
  4. What was your life like as a child (rural, city), what kind of games did you play?
  5. What was your favorite toy and why?
  6. What was your favorite thing to do for fun (movies, beach, etc.)?
  7. What was school like for you as a child? What subjects did you like best/least? Where did you attend grade school? High school? College?
  8. Who were your childhood heroes?
  9. What were your favorite songs and music?
  10. Did you have any pets? If so, what kind and what were their names?

From Nancy Ludin, Executive Director, Jewish Pavilion