1. 228 Roxanne Lorch: Transitions in Work, Love, and Community Gail Zelitzky and Catherine Marienau 29:13


Roxanne Lorch, age 85, from Cary, NC, is a full-time artist with a studio in Durham

NC who exhibits her work in juried shows and wins awards. Roxanne was among

the first women to work in commercial design and graphics (who was not a

secretary) and then in sales. In 2001, Roxanne became one of the original 17

members of The Transition Network (TTN) and currently is on the steering

committee of TTN-Coast-to-Coast (TTN-C2C), a nation-wide chapter that addresses

the interests of older women in transition. She thinks she “might possibly be the

oldest first-time bride in history!” Now widowed, Roxanne resides in an Over 55

Retirement community where she engages fully with people and activities. She co-

founded Thriving in Place (TIP) so neighbors can help neighbors.

“Women over 70 are still going through transitions and we can still make

good decisions for ourselves.”

Connect with Roxanne

Email: roxxlor@aol.com

Website: www.roxannelorch.com

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