Ronnie Zackman

Ronnie Zackman

I’ve taught school in New York and Nashville, TN. The two experiences were so different and rewarding, and that was the moment I knew I was a natural at teaching.

A teaching position was available in a nursing home. I had thought about teaching older adults and began a 14 year career as a recreation director. I loved it. It was so different from teaching children, and much more challenging. When a job at the Y was offered, I already knew I liked the older population, and couldn’t pass up the opportunity. As Program Leader of Social Adults, my teaching, love of seniors, creativity, and sense of purpose all come together.