LIFE STORIES

  • E. Richard Fortunato admires family photos.
    E. Richard Fortunato admires family photos.
  • From left to right Marjorie Wilson and Judy Alt, are friends that dance together in Judy's Gypsies Troupe, a volunteer dance group in Connecticut.
    From left to right Marjorie Wilson and Judy Alt, are friends that dance together in Judy's Gypsies Troupe, a volunteer dance group in Connecticut.
  • Vivian Russo shows her sense of humor during conversations.
    Vivian Russo shows her sense of humor during conversations.
  • Judy Alt owner of Judy Gypsies, a belly dance troupe  performs at Paradigm Nursing home in Prospect, CT.
    Judy Alt owner of Judy Gypsies, a belly dance troupe performs at Paradigm Nursing home in Prospect, CT.
  • Marie Waage at home.
    Marie Waage at home.
  • Carol Ann Brown loves sitting on the front porch in her restored historic home in Bethlehem, CT.
    Carol Ann Brown loves sitting on the front porch in her restored historic home in Bethlehem, CT.
  • Bella Nadea sits comfortably in her apartment at The Orchards of Southington, CT.
    Bella Nadea sits comfortably in her apartment at The Orchards of Southington, CT.
  • Pat Olsen left, shares a chuckle with Edythe Tomon on right. Pat helps in care for Edythe.
    Pat Olsen left, shares a chuckle with Edythe Tomon on right. Pat helps in care for Edythe.
  • Vivian Russo serves a sweet treat in her home in Flushing, New York.
    Vivian Russo serves a sweet treat in her home in Flushing, New York.
  • Judy Alt volunteer dances with a troupe of belly dancers in CT.
    Judy Alt volunteer dances with a troupe of belly dancers in CT.
  • Carol Ann Brown installed grab bars around the front porch for safety purposes.
    Carol Ann Brown installed grab bars around the front porch for safety purposes.
  • Bella Nadea describes her process for finding her home in The Orchards of Southington, CT.
    Bella Nadea describes her process for finding her home in The Orchards of Southington, CT.
  • Marie Waage enjoying birthday festivities and family time.
    Marie Waage enjoying birthday festivities and family time.
  • Judy Alt owner of Judy Gypsies, a belly dance troupe  performs at Paradigm Nursing home in Prospect, CT.
    Judy Alt owner of Judy Gypsies, a belly dance troupe performs at Paradigm Nursing home in Prospect, CT.
  • Carol Ann Brown shows her published book, 'Bethlehem' during a visit.
    Carol Ann Brown shows her published book, 'Bethlehem' during a visit.
  • Vivan Russo does her own cleaning, shopping and cooking.
    Vivan Russo does her own cleaning, shopping and cooking.
  • E. Richard Fortunato poses for new portrait in his home.
    E. Richard Fortunato poses for new portrait in his home.
  • Pat Olsen contemplates all the activities she helps Edythe with in addition to her own schedule of being an active grandmother.
    Pat Olsen contemplates all the activities she helps Edythe with in addition to her own schedule of being an active grandmother.
  • Judy Alt during a performance in New London, CT.
    Judy Alt during a performance in New London, CT.
  • Marie Waage poses with some of her paintings that adorn her bedroom wall.
    Marie Waage poses with some of her paintings that adorn her bedroom wall.
  • Edyth Tomon still cooks at 100 years of age.
    Edyth Tomon still cooks at 100 years of age.
  • Vivan Russo has used vitamins for years and says Brewer's Yeast is a good source for energy.
    Vivan Russo has used vitamins for years and says Brewer's Yeast is a good source for energy.
  • E. Richard Fortunato reflects on the importance of a supportive network is for seniors, of which community and religion can play a big part.
    E. Richard Fortunato reflects on the importance of a supportive network is for seniors, of which community and religion can play a big part.
  • Marie Waage tries to economize her trips up and down the stairs daily, saying they don't present a problem yet.
    Marie Waage tries to economize her trips up and down the stairs daily, saying they don't present a problem yet.
  • Marjorie Wilson likes to help the elderly feel good about themselves.
    Marjorie Wilson likes to help the elderly feel good about themselves.
  • Judy Alt owner of Judy Gypsies, a belly dance troupe  performs during a holiday Hafla program in Naugatuck, CT.
    Judy Alt owner of Judy Gypsies, a belly dance troupe performs during a holiday Hafla program in Naugatuck, CT.
  • Pat Olsen reaches out to Edythe Tomon during a humorous moment.
    Pat Olsen reaches out to Edythe Tomon during a humorous moment.
  • Marjorie Wilson on right peeks through costume during performance with Judy's Gypsies at Paradigm Nursing home in Prospect, CT.
    Marjorie Wilson on right peeks through costume during performance with Judy's Gypsies at Paradigm Nursing home in Prospect, CT.
E. Richard Fortunato admires family photos.
E. Richard Fortunato admires family photos.