Do you need inspiration about what your next act might be? Listen to the stories of some of the people whom I've interviewed for my TV show, "Alivelihood: New Adventures As We Age."
- Florence Goulet emigrated to the US from Uganda where she grew up in a small village with parents who were illiterate, but intent on their children's being educated. She and all of her siblings went to college and when Florence came here, she decided to pass on this dedication to the children of her country. She founded a non-profit, the Stella-Rosie Foundation to help her send children in her village to school.
- Jo-Ann Ross spent her middle career as a speech pathologist, a career she loved. She became renowned for working with aerobic instructors who injured their voices by having to yell over the music. But, she was ready for a change -- she always loved wine, drinking it, learning about it, researching it. She since has been trained as a high level wine educator and public speaker and is in her element passing on her love for wine to others.
- Brookline Access TV Board member, Peter Miller, got his PhD after 35 years of being an ABD (all but dissertation). Even after decades of success in the field of promoting communications technology to meet the needs of underserved populations, he finds that the PhD has opened more doors for him to narrow the "digital divide." He hopes to involve more seniors in assisted living, people who live in housing projects, and teen centers into the world of computer technology.