“Lives well Lived: True Stories Told Live” Celebrating the Secrets, Wit and Wisdom of Age

Do you love stories on Podcasts? Listening to true stories? On May 3, six interesting, dynamic older Greenwich residents will share real life experiences.

The evening will be hosted by Greenwich resident, Bonnie Levison, Lead Storytelling Instructor with The Moth.

The event, which is The evening will be hosted by the Greenwich Historical Society, is sold out but can be live streamed beginning at 6:00 pm (Stories begin at 6:30pm)

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Bonnie will be working with six storytellers in workshops leading up to the event, to craft their stories and help each person to fine tune the experience they want to share with us.

A storyteller in her own right, Bonnie is a Moth StorySLAM Champion and Mainstage Storyteller. Her stories have been featured on the Central Park Summer Stage, Peabody Award Winning Moth Radio Hour.

The evening’s storytellers:

Eliza Wilson, Ruth Wilson and Julia AbbaziaRuth Wilson, previously a teacher at the Cos Cob School, just celebrated her 101 st birthday. Last year, 200 people attended her 100th birthday party at the Cos Cob Fire Station.

Mary Ann Hoberman is a famous children’s book author, a Children’s Poet Laureate, having written over books, including A House is a House for Me, winner of a National Book Award and the Award for Excellence on Poetry for Children, given by the National Council of Teachers of English. One hundred of her favorite poems are collected in The Llama Who Had No Pajama. At 89, Mary Ann is still publishing her books.

Joel Seligman taught high school English and Photography. A lover of life, he is still actively taking photographs.

At 96 years old, Geraldine Christophersen volunteered at the Banksville Thrift Shop for 36 years, after she was an empty nester. She still rides her stationary bike every day.

Richard Nemcheck is a devoted caregiver to his wife. They just renewed their wedding vows and run a weekly group at the River House, “Rockin’ Reads with Debra and Richard.”

Early on, Judith Jackson was a dancer at the Copa Cabana and appeared on the Jackie Gleason Show. Spending much of her early career in marketing and PR at Bonwit Teller, Bloomingdale’s and Revlon, she founded her own line of luxe aromatherapy products, which are still selling on 5-star cruise ships, spas and even at Target. Still energetic and in her 90’s, Judith just launched a new product line, “Essential J.”

For more information about this event, please contact The Greenwich Commission on Aging 203-862-6710