Linda Burden-Williams played rock and roll music in the 1970s, then through acting found a safe place to express herself in deeper, richer ways than playing music allowed. She’s been an acting and camera coach for three decades now.
Timothy Patrick, a tall, lean and youthful-looking 62 year-old musician, has found a niche in playing primarily for boomers and seniors in retirement homes and assisted living centers.
Becky Sisley, 76, is a yellow streak, dressed head to toe in Duck colors. Throughout her decades at Oregon she’s been a teacher, coach, women’s athletic director and head of Physical Education Undergraduate Studies.
Each decade of Tony Losco’s 81 years has brought with it a lifetime of experiences, from his upbringing in a traditional Italian family in 1930s New Jersey to facing a court martial in the 1950s to a non-profit video production company he set up in his retirement.
Most modern stylists won’t know how to do a shampoo set or victory rolls. Third-generation stylist Dawn Baby, in Eugene, however, will get right to work and look the part in a 1940s or ’50s dress with her own hair in a vintage style to boot.
Camille Ronzio’s volunteer work is a natural outgrowth of her career. She retired in 2003 from teaching high school home economics. “At the end of my career they called it Family and Consumer Science,” she says. It was a field that underwent numerous changes over the decades, and encompassed many more aspects than just what […]
Published in August 2013 edition of Boomer and Senior News. Bill Kievith, Award-Winning Volunteer and employee at 75 By Vanessa Salvia It takes a lot to get Bill Kievith riled up. In fact, not even a traffic accident that totaled his car can lead him to express anything other than gratefulness. On a recent […]
Anne James, 67, is the director of the Veneta Senior Meals program. Three days a week James coordinates a team of volunteers to prepare meals for the Café 60 dining room and the Meals On Wheels program.
Naomi Feil has devoted her entire career to the advancement of care for our aging populations. She is the developer of a technique called Validation Training, which is a method of communication with very old people who are also very disoriented from dementia and related illnesses.
Choosing to be happy takes a little bit of effort. It may even take a lot of effort, but no one else can do it for you, and you already know just what you need better than anyone else.