Providing Joy and Meaning for Florida Seniors

Harold was born in 1922, in Hoboken, NJ, and went to high school in Union City, NJ. In 1942, he enlisted in the Army Signal Corps, and was stationed in England for a year. After D – Day, he was sent to France to help set up communications for the armed forces. After the war ended in Europe, Harold was sent to Hawaii and Japan. While on the ship, Japan surrendered. The ship was then rerouted to New York. Harold settled in East Meadow, NY, and was married six months later. Harold went to school and became an optometrist. He had a daughter with his first wife, and later remarried and then had a son. In 2004, after his wife got sick, Harold moved with her to Florida to be closer to his son. Later, Harold and his wife moved to Douglas Gardens. Harold’s wife passed away in April of 2014. Harold is a regular member of my men’s discussion group, and we began learning together on Monday nights. Recently, Harold had a fall and was hospitalized. He is doing well at the rehab center, and we hope to get back to our regular learning sessions very soon.