A Lifelong Teacher’s Lessons on Making Friends, Staying Healthy


Last Updated on July 7, 2023

When an illness forced career educator Nan Druskin into an early retirement, she worried how she’d spend her days. Fortunately, she discovered a new passion — engaging with new people at her local community center. Now, she not only improves her body with daily workouts at the center, she’s found a strong, robust social circle she never imagined existed.

Get her tips for making friends, something that can be difficult as an adult, and see why she credits her new family with changing her entire life.

Growing Bolder is proud to present this story as part of our partnership with the Winter Park Health Foundation and its forthcoming Center for Health & Wellbeing, scheduled to open in late 2018. Together, we’re building the Wellbeing Network, an online, go-to resource for education, motivation, and real-life stories featuring the seven dimensions of wellbeing: those integral parts of our mind, body, and spirit that form the very essence of our wellbeing, and need life-long nurturing. The Wellbeing Network is a way for the community at large to access resources, education and information offered at the Center for Health & Wellbeing. You can learn more about this exciting and revolutionary project in Growing Bolder Magazine.

We also invite you to stay updated on this project via the Center’s social medial channels. No matter where you live, you’ll get frequent doses of inspirational content to help you on your own journey to health and wellbeing.

— Follow the Center for Health & Wellbeing on Facebook | Instagram | Online
Sign up for the newsletter for even more great Wellbeing Network content

Related Stories 12 of 156

Related Stories 12 of 156