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“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.

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Following a long career in real estate and building her family home as a homemaker, Lyndhurst resident Charlotte Kaminsky likes to pass her time baking, cooking and gardening – but also gives back to her community when she can.

When Mayfield Heights resident Beverly Lavetter was 11 years old, she got sick with rheumatic fever – and remained sick for three years. A prayer to heal led her to a commitment to begin her journey to give back to the world at such an early age.

Born in Milwaukee, Shaker Heights resident Irv Feldman and his wife, Barbara, were in the same high school class and started dating in college at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. The pair married after they graduated, now 60 years ago. After moving to South Euclid for two years, the p…

For Ken Goldberg, history, art and antiques are not just a hobby – they are a passion. So much that when the Cleveland Heights resident retired in 2012, he continued his already-established community involvement and jumped right into other organizations that sit at the center of those interests.

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.