Meet The Residents

Take note!  Lenbrook resident Alton Adams, Jr. loves music.  He loves all the classics and grand marching tunes.  And that’s really no surprise.  Although he doesn’t play an instrument himself (“I PLAY a great CD!”)  music was a fundamental part of his upbringing.  His father was quite a famous musician.  Alton Adams Sr. was a phenomenal music composer, teacher...
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...
Lewis Davis is very much a familiar face around Lenbrook. And it’s not just because he has happily lived here since 2013.     Lewis is such a recognizable fixture in the community because he’s so involved. He enjoys the fitness center. He often attends the many on-site performances by the likes of the Atlanta Opera and Symphony Orchestra. He takes part in off-campus...
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....
Tony Carlisi is an outgoing, friendly, downright funny Lenbrook resident.  And in addition to enjoying a loving 63-year marriage to his wife Josephine, raising a wonderful family and nurturing a remarkable career, he spent a good part of his adult life volunteering.  So, when we were looking for another accomplished and interesting Lenbrook resident to profile, guess what he did? ...
“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...
Louise is a Georgian through and through.  So, when you meet her, you shouldn’t be surprised that she is truly a “peach.” She was born at Emory Hospital in Decatur, Georgia. She grew up in Rome, Georgia. She met her husband, Joe, while attending the University of Georgia in Athens. She raised her four beautiful daughters while living near Chastain Park.  Louise is a relatively new...
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...
One can learn a lot by having a lengthy conversation with Helen Letts.  You can learn the charming, articulate, Lenbrook resident has led a life well-lived.  You can learn about her wonderful 44-year marriage to a great man named Jack Letts.  You can learn about her two amazing adult children and her three delightful grandchildren, all of whom live here in Atlanta and visit...
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...