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“My life is full.”

Paul Ward
Book Club President, Traveler, Museum Goer, Gardener

A retired University at Albany history professor, Paul Ward wanted to do more than keep his body active; he wanted to keep his mind active. At Ávila, he does. In addition to establishing and leading Ávila’s 30-member book club, Paul takes advantage of Ávila’s trips to regional museums and its partnership with OASIS, a nonprofit organization offering seniors educational programs in the arts, humanities, wellness, technology and volunteer service.

“I cannot live without books. I believe that you have much to learn and contribute at any and every age. Here, I have opportunities to engage—with literature, history, and people who are active physically and mentally. My life is full.”