Here are 3 more inspiring people from my TV show who are role models for people who want to embark on new initiatives in their 6th decade and older.
Lynn Serper was in the midst of completing her dissertation in special ed, when at age 48 she suffered a ruptured aneurism and cerebral stroke, leaving her aphasic and unable to live independently. After years of treatment and determination to succeed, she recovered her speech and writing skills. She went on to finish her degree and founded a company called Serper Method, in which she teaches people with cognitive dysfunction to retrieve and maintain their skills.
Nancy Lelewer Sonnabend has been a researcher and speaker in the field of learning disabilities for all her adult life, being dyslexic herself and having children with cognitive disabilities. She was told she could never write a book, but published 2 – 1 about her struggles raising children with disabilities on her own and the other about her childhood, growing up as a child with dyslexia when no one knew what that was.
Dianne Callan worked in the telecommunication field as a corporate atty for 35 years, way before women entered that field. A math major, she was facile at picking up technology skills. She loved her job but was laid off when her company was sold in 2008. Since then she’s launched her encore career, wanting to make a difference working on issues that involve climate change and renewable energy.
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