For nurses, pride in service doesn’t wane with age

May 12, 2016

Joan Randolph has retired from nursing, but nursing has never really left her. Shortly before the now-80-year-old Philadelphia native moved into her current home, the Rydal Park retirement community in Jenkintown, Montgomery County, she attended a social gathering to get to know the people there. Immediately, she recognized a nurse she knew from her working days. Then she met another member of her profession. And another. “When I walked in and saw her, I was delighted, and she said, ‘Let me introduce you to another nurse’…and another lady came over and said, ‘I’m a nurse!’” Randolph recalled, chuckling.