She's poised, polite, sophisticated, intelligent, articulate, dramatic, beautiful and smart. Her eyes dance when she speaks and her smile is contagious. She walks with purpose and speaks with confidence. She says you get smarter as you grow older because you just can't keep making the same mistakes over and over again.
But the thing that truly captivated us about Mary was her energy. Her energy is electric. This woman isn't slowing down. She isn't getting old. She isn't growing tired. She's out and about still turning heads and bending ears.
Meet Mary Greenlee. We had the privilege of interviewing her on Senior Agenda in August of 2016. Listen to the interview here.
Mary earned her BA in Communications from Denison University in 1962 followed by her MA in Theatre Direction from Wayne State University in 1967. She worked as a teacher prior to her years as a stay-at-home mom, and then served as Director of the Franklin County Drug Free Schools Consortium from 1987-1996.
She founded a company called Transition Times in 2009 after her own discoveries about the importance of being prepared following the sudden loss of her lifelong spouse. Transition Times provides adults with a comprehensive approach to pre-planning that goes beyond typical legal and financial considerations. Mary drew on the expertise of over 40 professionals including physicians, attorneys. financial planners, accountants, bankers, nurses, and funeral planners to connect the dots. She is quick to point out that planning isn't enough. You also want to be sure the information is accessible. She developed a Life Facts Book, available in notebook and spiral versions, to organize and maintain everything from passwords to medical information to household services to legal documents and beyond.
What will Mary be up to next? We're not sure but stay tuned and we will let you know. In the meantime, please learn more about Transition Times and join us in congratulating Mary Greenlee as Senior Agenda's Senior of the Year 2016!