Twyla, 78

“I read Bill Thomas’ book What Are Old People For? and it was a very freeing experience for me, because…

Twyla, 78, Green House Sage

What’s it like to be 78? “Right now, it seems like I’m more challenged than ever before because getting involved…

Dee, 85, Green House Sage

(2/2) “Soon after the Green House [at John Knox Village] opened, there was an elder with dementia who had been…

Dee, 85, Green House Sage

What’s it like to be 85? “I don’t feel any different because I’ve been very active–teaching school for 30 years,…

Nick, 96

“I was born in Detroit. My parents were immigrants from Romania. Actually, in those times you traveled to places where…

Diane, 76

What is it like to be 76? “That’s a funny question. There are some days it really feels old and…

Diane, 76, Green House Sage

For our next series, we visited Pompano Beach, Fla., where a retirement community known as John Knox Village is located–about…

Carol, 89

(2/2) “My husband and I lived in the West Indies for 26 years. The reason we went there was because…

Carol, 89

(1/2) “I’ve had three wonderful husbands. I know a lot of people who were not lucky enough to have one,…

Janet, 96

What’s the best thing that’s happened in your life? “I think the decision to come in here was the best…