Tiny Stories at Garden Place Waterloo in Waterloo, Illinois.

Tiny Stories™ – The power of storytelling

"If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten."
- Rudyard Kipling

The Power to Transform

Stories have power. They delight, enchant, touch, teach, recall, inspire, motivate, and challenge. They help us understand. They imprint a picture on our minds. Our storytelling ability, a uniquely human trait, has been with us as long as we’ve been able to speak and listen. Not only do people love to tell stories, people love to hear stories!

Compass Senior Living presents Tiny Stories™ Project preserving the legacy of hundreds of captured stories told from our resident’s perspectives speaking about different points in their lives. You can read it, you can listen to their voices, see their photos and imagine being in their shoes! Click here to learn more.

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Garden Place Waterloo


735 Columbia Ave Waterloo, IL 62298

African Proverb for Garden Place Waterloo in Waterloo, Illinois

We have a unique opportunity to harvest the wisdom, the humor and the tiny stories and memories we hear every day as we live and work beside elders who have lived almost a full century on this planet. Through their stories we are able to connect with one another while giving our resident storytellers the opportunity to reconnect with what was once taken for granted, giving them the opportunity to share their memories with all.

Through our simple process of capturing these memories, or tiny stories, we create a profoundly enriching experience for both the storyteller and the recorder. As elders tell their stories of adventures, challenges, and wisdom acquired along their life journey, deeper connections are made and the tiny stories can be preserved forever on digital media.

Bob Brophy

Bob Brophy was a beloved resident at Peachtree Village Retirement in Roswell, New Mexico. He loved telling his stories and passionate about sharing them—with anyone that would listen. We’re certain that Bob would say thank you for listening. 

Click here for Bob's Tiny Story