Wisdom of the Ages: Dolores Janiszewski


What did you do for a living?
“I was a day care and school cook,” Dolores said. She retired at age 62, but came out of retirement shortly thereafter because she wanted to stay on the go. “I’m still here, I’m active, and I have it all upstairs. I think staying active after retirement has helped me stay sharp,” she added.

Do you have a fond childhood memory you’d like to share?
Raised by her grandmother, Dolores recalls going to the carnival together. “That’s why I go out of my way to spend as much time as I can with my own grandkids,” she said.

Describe the major values or principles that you live by.
“I need to remember what I have, and that there are

people who haven’t been as fortunate. I am comfortable and have a lot, so I shouldn’t complain,” Dolores said.

Any advice you’d like to pass on to our youth about life or love?
“Don’t live so fast. Travel while you are young and capable.” Dolores herself has been an avid traveler, and fondly remembers trips to Las Vegas, Cozumel, and Jamaica. On her ‘to-do’ list is a visit to Alaska!