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 firstname.lastname@example.org and include “Silver Linings” in the subject line or tweet us at @CleveJN.
Whether it was in her career as an occupational therapist or through her community involvement pre- and post-retirement, Shellie Sedlak has always had an affinity for helping others.
When diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2007, Karen Jaffe found there weren’t many options available to seek help and support while she grappled with her life-changing diagnosis.
When Linda McMullen’s brother died in 2009, it set off a chain of unfortunate events in her life. Her husband passed a month later, and then one of her cats died in 2010. By July 2010, she was downsized out of a career she had been in for over 35 years.
Both coming from the health care field, Meryl and Jeff Kaplan share more than just professional interests. The University Heights couple also shares a love of volunteering during their retirement.
After the death of his mother when he was 3 years old, South Euclid resident Herb Resnick’s father brought him everywhere with him – even to volunteer activities. Getting exposed to these experiences early set the course of his life – both civically and professionally.
Enjoying different hobbies and coming from equally unique careers, Mike and Karen Barson come together in retirement – finding fulfillment in their free time by giving back to their community.