Class Correspondent

Phyllis Cohen writes, “Retiring two years ago from my position as a Yale Medical School professor was challenging. I quickly learned that card playing, tennis and golf were not my forte. I was recently invited to join the Florida Atlantic University board and am currently developing a combined course of study in medicine and business for medical students. It is a great opportunity to be creative and provide a necessary curriculum.” The paperback edition of Elizabeth Fideler’s book “Women Still at Work: Professionals Over 60 and on the Job” came out in December. After helping to pass California’s End of Life Option Act, she is now working to enact legislation in other states that will help terminally ill adults choose physician-assisted death. She also works with a Bay Area organization that provides legal services for refugees, especially children. Linda Marks is vice president of the student body at the Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning, a 40-year-old program of daytime classes for retired adults at the University of San Francisco. She is delighted to meet Brandeisians who are Fromm students. Her interaction with Maria Spector Omachi ’67 led them both to attend the most recent Reunion. Martin Wiener was honored by the Rice University history department for his 50 years of service as a professor. After he and his wife, Meredith, retire in 2018, they plan to spend more time in New York City, where their two daughters and four granddaughters live. In November, Nisha Zenoff celebrated the publication of “The Unspeakable Loss: How Do You Live After a Child Dies?” along with an audio version she narrated. (Read her moving Turning Points essay in this issue.)

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