Anne, 99

“When I heard the music I was set for life. I just had to dance. My grandfather used to take…

Ava, 93, Green House Sage

  How how have you helped some of the staff transition to being Shabazim? “I would talk to them about…

Ava, 93

What’s it like to be 93? “No one in my family has lived this long. My mother passed away when…

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…