We all need to feel like we matter, no matter what age, no matter who we are.
– Jeanne Hussin
Legally Separated and Unemployed with a Year to Kill – What Will Jeanne Do?
A unique and timely set of circumstances create the perfect storm for a woman on the cusp of multiple changes. Her somewhat flippant decision to volunteer sets the stage for profound relationships you won’t soon forget.
When the housing bubble burst in 2008, Jeanne Corvese Hussin found herself at a fork in the road. She could either continue her job as a senior vice president for a mortgage banker at a significant pay cut or take the year-long severance and travel with her son, Jason. She chose the latter.
With the help of divine inspiration, Jeanne Corvese Hussin decided to volunteer. It was the only logical choice given the extra time she found herself with when her conversations with men online proved fruitless. Unfulfilling was an understatement. Jeanne knew there was more to life, and she was about to find it.
She found her unlikely solution at a local assisted living facility volunteering her time to memory care residents in a ward ironically named Recollections. The characters she meets will color her world and yours in her new book, I See Old People©, a true story about how small acts of kindness lead us to extraordinary love and connections that defy our wildest dreams.
Equipped with her new lease on life, Jeanne finds love again in an unexpected twist. I See Old People© confirms that it’s never too late. It’s not just a book, it’s an experience that will leave you forever changed. Pick up this remarkable memoir and step out of the ordinary.
I See Old People is much more than a book; it’s an experience.
KIND CONVERSATIONS BLOG
Music and its powerful magic
Music has an incredible way of engaging our memory mechanisms. I’ve seen this time and time again during my visits with seniors struggling with dementia. Even seniors in the most cationic of states, react. Often lip synching to the music, there is almost always a positive response. Music is probably the greatest gift to mankind.…Read More
Model kindness. They will learn.
Around 2008, I found myself laid off from a large mortgage company after 16 years of employment. A single mom with a lot of debt and a lot of worry, I decided to visit seniors living in a nearby assisted living home. Why? I had time. I had no excuses. And I was a marvelous…Read More
Making an impact
We positively touch thousands of people throughout our lifetime. People we may not remember. People we met only once. People we loved, lost or possibly couldn’t stand. People who remember us for something we said or did. Think about that. Think about the power you have to transform someone’s life, to give someone hope, to…Read More
Nostalgia a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations. Nostalgia. It’s the comfort calling card when we begin aging or when the seasons of life change. It’s the place we visit to reflect and find joy even if it’s long ago and our memories…Read More
In my twenties, my cousin Paul had a nickname for me; Monitor Lady. As you might expect, it’s not a flattering nickname. He called me Monitor Lady because I wanted to control everything and everyone around me. It wasn’t until my later years that I let go of trying to control EVERYTHING. When I realized…Read More
Someone needs you as much as you need them
Sometimes listening to that inner voice is just the medicine we need. For example, last night, I knew I should return an overdue phone call to a childhood neighbor friend. Yet, a voice inside me said, “No, you should call Steve.” Steve is one of those longtime friends who answers the phone with a smile…Read More
Small acts of kindness pay huge dividends
Watch my video to learn more about my upcoming book and how giving back can work miracles even in today’s chaotic world.Read More
A photo speaks a thousand words
For anyone facing someone they love in the hospital, photos work miracles. Here’s a story from my book, I See Old People, that explains my thinking. My mother was 66 when she developed cancer. On her hospital room bulletin board, I posted a gorgeous photo of her when she was in her late twenties. It…Read More