Rolando Gomez, 80 and Dora Gomez, 81, are members of the Institute for the Puerto Rican / Hispanic Elderly’s Corona Senior Center at 108-74 Roosevelt Avenue in Queens, NYC. The following Is Dora’s story on how she came to become a member:
"Six years ago, I became a widow. I lost my husband as we were visiting our children in New York. I moved back to NYC and lived with one of my children. She encouraged me to come to Corona Senior Center, because I was becoming isolated and did not want to socialize with anyone.
"Coming to Corona Senior Center changed my life because I met wonderful friends and became a volunteer. Here is when I met my current husband, Rolando Gomez. I’ve been married for four months now and am having the best time of my life."
- Photo by Richard Henry