"Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made." – Robert Browning
Every month, the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center elects a senior citizen of the month. The Gabber finds out more about what makes these distinguished men and ladies so spectacular.
Helen Lepore, 84
Hometown: Plainville, Connecticut
Current Home: St. Petersburg, 43 years
Family: She is widowed with three children and four grandchildren.
What do you consider your best moment?
“I have had many special moments, but mine was having our first grandchild, Sara. I am crying just thinking of this moment because of my husband and how proud he was of that time. The first grandchild is always special and we were able to help take care of her for the first couple of years while my daughter was working. She has been a joy then and ever since.”
What advice would you give young people starting out on their own?
“Do what you want to do in order to be happy at what you are working at, not what somebody tells you to do. ”