SOME said their "children were to blame", others wanted to start putting their life story together and some just wanted to try something different.
Yesterday as part of Seniors Week celebrations, a number of community writers took part in a special autobiography writing workshop, hosted by the Gladstone City Library.
Workshop co-ordinator and writer Denise Wild said the three-hour workshop was an opportunity for seniors to learn how to create a lasting legacy for their children's children.
"It's mainly so the seniors can write a story about who they are for generations to come," Denise said.
Denise said the group would reflect on key moments in their lives and do a range of exercises including writing down 10 things they'd want their loved ones to know.
Workshop participant Gaynor Russell has lived in Gladstone since 1973.
"I wanted to get an idea on how to write my life story," she said.
Another autobiography workshop will be held at Old Community Centre at Agnes Water tomorrow. For more information phone 4976 6300.