Providing Joy and Meaning for Florida Seniors

Carol was born in the Bronx in 1929 and moved with her family to Staten Island when she was only a year and a half old. It was then that her father opened the first kosher grocery in Staten Island. After high school, Carol met her first husband, Morris Stockman. Morris was a WW2 US Navy veteran; a torpedo hit his ship and he survived for 17 days on a life raft before being rescued. Morris survived, married Carol and the couple had three children, two boys and a girl. Morris passed away in 1978 and Carol remarried in 1981. After her husband retired in 1990, the couple moved down to Sunrise Lakes. Sadly, he passed away in 1996. Carol was admitted into a hospital after several falls. She came very close to losing her life in the hospital when she choked on the medications she was taking. After being discharged, she was no longer able to live on her own and entered a facility in West Broward County. Carol also lost a son just before he was about to become a grandfather himself. Carol asks a lot of questions in the TOP classes and is very interested in her Judaism. She looks forward to the classes because the Torah we learn is a source of comfort for the hard life she faced all these years.