96-year-old Eva Barron leads the Creative Writing Club at Arbor Terrace Teaneck. The club's 10 members, aged 70-100, write autobiographical vignettes based on Barron's prompts and share them with each other. The club, which has been meeting for over three years, includes a Holocaust survivor, a minister, a retired dentist, and a pharmacist. Members discuss their pasts and often become emotional during the process. Though Barron never repeats an assignment, topics include memories of childhood toys, old neighborhoods, and whom they would invite to a dinner party. “I get my best ideas before I go to sleep,” she said. The club has grown closer and given families an insight into their loved ones' lives.
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