About Silver Linings

“Silver Linings,” a feature about life after retirement. If you are a retiree with an interesting story about your new life or know of someone who fits the bill, email your suggestion to editorial@cjn.org and include “Silver Linings” in the subject line or tweet us at @CleveJN.

Following a 20-year career as a high school librarian at the Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Correctional Facility, John Siff was feeling a bit disconnected and discouraged by the younger generation. He wasn’t sure how he’d spend his retirement following the mentally demanding position, but he wasn’…

Working as a lawyer, Sheldon “Shelly” Hartman couldn’t picture how he’d spend his retirement. He always knew he wanted to retire, but the idea of not having a packed schedule perplexed him.

Growing up, Muriel Weber wasn’t exposed to heavy community involvement. Born to Holocaust survivors, her parents kept to themselves and did what they could, but it wasn’t until she was a young woman that Weber got the volunteering bug.

For many years, Adrienne Yelsky loved working. She taught many subjects, including “Lessons of the Holocaust,” a course created by Leatrice Rabinsky, at Cleveland Heights High School.

Margie Moskovitz’s working life was just as dynamic as her retirement. Holding various positions in different states, Moskovitz knew she had to continue keeping herself on her toes through retirement.