Coming of Age: Kansas City shares the TOP INSPIRING STORIES and ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THOSE 50+!
We asked and you responded. Coming of Age: Kansas City would like to thank you for the great stories and accomplishments you submitted! Read below as metro residents share their story! Could one of their stories be your next inspiration? Read to find out!
Gary Jenkins..."he retired from the KCMO Police Dept. he went to UMKC School of Law, got his degree, passed the bar, and now practices law from our home. As if that weren't enough, he began working as a volunteer with a hospice organization videotaping dying patients telling their life stories. He learned to do all the camera work, editing, sound...you name it, he learned it..." Click here to continue reading.
Joan Ray..."She even drove up to Wayne State College and took the ACT, or maybe the SAT, she can’t remember. She waited all summer but never heard back. So she went to work in Omaha. And later she moved to Lincoln and took a job as a secretary. She heard they’d called her name on the first day of classes at Wayne..." Click here to continue reading.
Volunteer..."All went well for weeks and both the new volunteer and the resident were delighted with the arrangement. Then as Lent was beginning to come to a close I encountered my volunteer in the hallway and mentioned that Lent was almost over..." Click here to continue reading.
Donald Potts..."When Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, I contacted Heart to Heart International and they deployed me to Slidell, LA, where a nurse and I ran a church-based clinic for two weeks..." Click here to continue reading.
Barbara Potts..."I am grateful I attended a workshop back in the 1970’s where the speaker encouraged those in attendance to “say YES to life!” He asked if we had ever known two older people: one who never took any adventurous steps in life, always playing it safe, and a second who had the courage to take educated risks and to “say yes” to life’s opportunities..." Click here to continue reading.
Kate Cefolia-Miller..."when I was in my early 20's and I participated in a Civil Rights march in which I was arrested. The thing that makes this different from the others arrested at that time is I was a nun. I am now 66 years old..." Click here to continue reading.