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80 over Eighty Honoree – Mario Wiedenmeier

Mario is a remarkable, resilient man who grew up in the Northern Part of Basel, Switzerland less than one mile from the German border. After WWII, he worked in Denmark and Spain. Later he immigrated to the United States where he taught himself to read and write English. He worked for the UT Medical Branch…Read More

80 Over Eighty Honoree – Jody Kelly

Jody Kelly’s story was shared by her dear friend Lisa Daly. During the few years they have known each other, Jody has always been an inspiration to Lisa. When they first met, they taught a fall prevention class designed to decrease people’s fear of falling and improve balance and mobility. Jody would always tell them,…Read More

80 Over Eighty Honoree – Isaac Robinson

Isaac Robinson is an active member of his Lakeside Apartments community and is a fierce advocate for affordable housing. He was nominated by his Family Eldercare Service Coordinator, Sandra Galindo who admires his leadership in their community. “He’s an exceptionally caring and compassionate person.” Isaac has served as a leader in various capacities over the…Read More

80 Over Eighty Honoree – Elizabeth Flynn

The story of Elizabeth Flynn was shared by her daughter Erin Flynn. Erin nominated Elizabeth because she has been an active volunteer in Austin’s non-profit community for years. She has always liked being part of innovative and up-coming ideas and has seen many organizations grow significantly over the years. She often reminisces that she can…Read More

80 Over Eighty Honoree – Dorothy Goodwin

Dorothy Goodwin’s story was shared by Family Eldercare’s Summer Fan Drive Team. They shared her story because she is 81, all spunk, and one of Family Eldercare’s most dedicated Summer Fan Drive volunteers. Retiring as a nurse didn’t slow Dorothy down. Every summer since 2011, Dorothy has picked up donated fans from nearly all of…Read More