Meet The Residents

The residents of Lenbrook are grateful that Ed Lummus moved in for many reasons.  He’s a generous volunteer, a decent Bridge player and an all-around good guy.  But the one thing people don’t realize that Ed brought to the Lenbrook table is warm, delicious and happens three times a week. It’s cornbread. “I am on the food committee and I got one of my favorites on the menu!” ...
Anyone who thinks that all the new-fangled technology is only for millennials has never met Jim Cochrane.  This 7-year Lenbrook resident is not only computer-savvy, he has become a technical teacher to other seniors in the community.   He holds on-site classes for his neighbors, teaching them how to use emails and Facebook to stay in touch with family members and how to search the...
Bettye Jim may not have any Irish in her heritage, but her crystal blue eyes are always smiling.  Maybe that’s not because of where her ancestors were born, but because she’s had a life well lived.  And she’s now happily living a life she enjoys.  She’s been a Lenbrook resident for nearly two years. Bettye Jim lived all over the country but considers Mississippi her real home....
“Never miss an opportunity to teach something or learn something.” This was said by a very wise and accomplished man: retired Doctor and Professor of Radiology, Dick Colvin. But Dr. Colvin didn’t just speak the words, he certainly lived them. And he continues to do so every day at Lenbrook.  Dick, always an enthusiastic learner, studied French in undergraduate school. But he always knew...
Iva, a former Braniff Airline flight attendant, not only flew all over the country, she later lived all over the country, because of her husband's job. But she was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. They say things are "bigger" in Texas. So maybe that’s where Iva developed her sense of caring and compassion, because it's huge. Iva recently moved to Lenbrook but spends plenty of her...
A native of Maine, Carleton Guptill’s long and impressive list of lifetime achievements is one for the books.  In fact, much of it has involved books, as he spent most of his career in the academic world. After receiving his BA and Master’s degrees from Emory University and a PhD from Duke University, Carleton taught sociology for 15 years at the University of Maine.  Later on he...
Lenbrook resident, Gracie Phillips, grew up in Lakeland, Georgia, attended Agnes Scott College, and married and raised four children in Atlanta.  Although she had definite roots in Georgia, she didn't ever hesitate to leave ... to explore the world with her husband.  Gracie and her family were avid travelers. All of Europe, the Baltics, Africa, Australia.  In her colorful family...
Anyone who knows Dick Stormont would tell you he’s a driven man. Dick built an extremely successful four decade career in the hospitality industry, traveling across the world. He’s been a business leader, and a chairman of a number of groups promoting tourism, serving two terms as Chairman of the Atlanta Convention and visitors Bureau. He was the founder and President of the Georgia Hospitality...