When utilized in self-help groups, church-based workshops, special interest groups or with individual older clients, the Self-Discovery Tapestry provides an exciting interactive ground on which the older adult may recount life events as well as past continuous occupations, such as childhood history, marriage and children, work history and special interests. The completed Tapestry becomes a colorful personal history document that is treasured and frequently shared with family members. When used in a group or with a leader, the Tapestry initiates reminiscences and encourages the individual to analyze and value past accomplishments and behaviors. Adults seeking direction while planning for retirement will gain valuable insights for their future. Leaders will be able to assist resolution for unresolved issues, help learners in planning for the future, and aid in a valuable life-review exercise.