Iris Brown and Tomasita Romero
Iris Brown and Tomasita Romero have built 6 gardens as a little oasis in a rather blighted area.
ReClam the Bay
Every Friday morning, a group of environmental stewards
gather by the bay to check on their babies. Baby clams and oysters that is.
Coot Avengers is a comic strip about four "super" senior citizens and their adventures.
Linda Slodki and Arleen Olshan
Linda and Arleen founded the Mount Airy Arts Garage to contribute to their creative community.
GE Senior Volunteers
What happens when you put a group of retired engineers together? They find a good reason to fix things.
Jane Brooks and Joyce Burd
Longtime friends Jane Brooks and Joyce Burd bring ballroom dancing to classrooms in Philadelphia.
Skip Wiener works to transform vacant land into public green space and vegetable gardens.
Ferdande Davis brings her World War 2 experiences to the classroom.
Every Friday afternoon it's cabaret time at the Stiffel Senior Center in South Philadelphia.
Jack Yampolsky's life took a turn when he started writing, and at the age of 81 he published his first book.
Theresa BrownGold is a documentary portrait painter; she uses her art to explore social issues.
Surviving a brain tumor, Brenda Malinics found a new appreciation for living and now volunteers to help animals, wild and domesticated.
Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society
The Philadelphia Athletics played their last season in 1954, but a group of faithful fans run a small museum in Hatboro, Pennsylvania to ensure the team won't be forgotten.
Whether showing the Liberty Bell or gathering with other African
American Civil War re-enactors, Joe Becton stays in character — and is always dressed in the fashions of the day.
Roebling Museum Volunteers
Though the steel mill in Roebling has been closed since 1974, some of the lifelong residents of the town work to keep its history alive.
Elaine Hoffman Watts
See how Elaine Hoffman Watts keeps the musical tradition of her ancestors alive for future generations.
After retiring from his career, Ralph Hunter didn't imagine he'd end up running a museum.
Nu Nu Zan
Watch how Burmese immigrant Nu Nu Zan helps refugees navigate their new lives in PA.
With her neighbors, Sarah is working to transform an unused train track into an urban green space.
When he retired from medicine, Dr. Simeone decided it was time to share his unique collection.
Working for the unique newspaper One Step Away has helped Erik Younge get back on his feet.
Frank Fulbrook, a social activist of the 60's, is keeping the flame alive in Camden.
Men of Tustin
The Men of Tustin are giving back to their communities by mentoring children after school.
The Elder Wisdom Circle
See what kind of advice the Elder Wisdom Circle has to offer.
Ruth Balter and a group of like-minded women got together and formed the Granny Peace Brigade.
At 55, Dave Scheiner decided to stop practicing podiatry to follow his passion for basketball and education.
After retiring, Burch started a school to help people learn English and pass the citizenship test.
After becoming paralyzed, Juliet refocused her energy into saving the Bryn Mawr movie house.
LeeRoy Jordan is the program director for Ready Willing and Able and he has a deep understanding of where the residents are coming from.
See what Blanche has done to preserve the legacy of her mentor, Marian Anderson.
When painter Carol Saylor noticed a steep decline in her eyesight, she turned to sculpture.
Felton knows enough about hunger from personal experience to run a food pantry in West Philadelphia.
Reverend Joe Williams
Reverend Joe Williams, retired from the Dixie Hummingbirds, leads a fellowship of hope in Germantown.
After retiring as school teachers, Diane Elliot and Kathy Sadowski decided to work with horses.
Through drumming, Ron Kravitz has found his voice and a sense of community.
In honor of his wife, Joe Tiberino turned his home into a museum and gathering place for artists.
Frederick Noesner has found fulfillment in teaching what some craftsman did in colonial times.
Mary Seton Corboy
Mary Seton Corboy is working to make locally grown produce accessible for her lower income neighbors.
Retirement hasn't dampened Vietnam Veteran Ron Hathaway's sense of duty to his fellow soldiers.
Actor and instructor Robb Hutter brings his teaching to a new audience.
After starting his non-profit thrift store chain, Chagan says he's never felt more fulfilled.
Jack Fisher facilitates a group of men with disabilities who get together twice a month to talk about sports.
Skip Voluntad is committed to helping Asian immigrants, both old and new.
At 61, Bob Smith was ordained in the Episcopal Church and now leads the congregation of the Memorial Church of The Good Shepherd in Philadelphia.
Gladys Flamer likes to drive her Cadillac in Coatesville, PA. Nothing unusual about that, except that she's 103 years old and she uses her car
to help people with no transportation.
Following his wife's death, Barry Vernick started volunteering at an organization that prepares and delivers meals to terminally ill people. It changed his life.
Darlene and William
After a debilitating form of cancer forced Darlene to retire, the
Smith's decided to focus on bringing neighbors together and helping preserve open space.
Sheldon Weintraub is a self proclaimed ball of fire. At 74 he's gone from retiring as a doctor, to being a Senior Olympics basketball champion, to pursuing his lifelong interest in art.
In her retirement, Helen Clavon joined a line dance group and is now booking their performances at rehab centers and nursing homes.
Rabbi Jonathan Gerard
Rabbi Gerard spends time with prisoners of all faiths and
backgrounds - including those on death row.
William Baker is more familiar with a prison cell than with a home. Now in his fifties, Baker has made a commitment to helping others on the
road to recovery and is using art as one of his tools.
Bille Pelle participates in Connecting Generations, a program designed to help gay and lesbians avoid the isolation that often accompanies aging.
After raising four children, surviving the death of his spouse of fifty years and achieving a fulfilling career, Joe Beyer is finally flying ... a glider.
Marie Swayze teamed up with Dr Lorna Stuart and founded "The Clinic," a program that provides free or "pay what you can" health services to the uninsured.
Fryeda Thomas grew up in the world of entertainment. Now
Thomas's life has come full circle and she's performing again in front of
a captive audience.
As a family therapist specializing in grief and loss counseling, Dorothy Johnson- Spreight never though that it would apply to her.
Donna Miller runs an after school program where high school
students do there homework, play games, and cook dinner.
As an anthropologist and educator, Joan Waite focused on African Art, but she waited for retirement to plunge into another of her passions: singing.
Linda Dubin Garfield
Linda Dubin Garfield worked for 38 years as a school guidance counselor, while always keeping her lifelong passion for art at a low flame. Now in retirement she is finally being the artist she wanted to be.
Edie Elkan and her colleagues play little harps while walking through hospital halls stopping to give impromptu concerts at patients' bedsides.
When he retired as a physicians assistant, Mark Lyons traded in his stethoscope for a microphone.
Marylea Perot Klauder
In search of the great outdoors, Marylea Perot Klauder started volunteering at the Fort Washington State Park and created the Militia Hill Hawk Watch.
We visit Walter Palmer at the school he founded, the Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School in Philadelphia.
The farmer and director of Farm to City, Bob Pierson has been organizing farmers markets in Philadelphia for the past 13 years.
In his retirement, Joe Edwards volunteers five days a week at the Philadelphia Senior Center assisting his fellow seniors citizens with paperwork.
Ethel J. David
At 93, Ethel says her longevity is fueled by an insatiable curiosity and the ability to notice the beauty in things.
Ed and Fred
Though they're united by their interest in preserving the environment, Ed and Fred's individual histories are quite different.
Tobey Dichter helped create a software program for older adults to simplify the internet and open the doors to the ether world.
When his career in banking ended, he saw this as an opportunity to pursue his lifelong passion in music.
As a dancer, LaDeva Davis has been sharing her love of the arts with audiences and students alike.
June Robbins learned about laughter as the best antidote for hardship during the Great Depression.
Edna Kotrola has led a rich life of work, travel and family, but when debilitating pain forced her to quit her job, she decided to redirect her
life to fight depression.
Albert Doering's viola had been sitting in a closet for the past 50 years, but after raising a family and retiring as a lawyer he decided
to retrieve the instrument and start again.
Doris Truluck and Barbara Abel
Doris Truluck and Barbara Abel are a mother and daugter team, one's 83, the other 55. They run the Genuine Bread and Specialty Shop in West
When Carmen Matus retired and moved in with her daughter she decided she had time and energy to help in the Latino community.