Retired California chef builds community by volunteering

Farida Jhabvala Romero Jul 29, 2019
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Emam Saber, 77, trims skin off chicken pieces he’ll bake at his San Francisco home. Saber, now retired, used to work as a chef at San Francisco hotels, including the St. Francis and Fairmont. Sean Havey for California Dream

Retired California chef builds community by volunteering

Farida Jhabvala Romero Jul 29, 2019
Emam Saber, 77, trims skin off chicken pieces he’ll bake at his San Francisco home. Saber, now retired, used to work as a chef at San Francisco hotels, including the St. Francis and Fairmont. Sean Havey for California Dream
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Research shows that volunteering can provide older adults with a sense of purpose and connection to others that is linked to physical and emotional well-being, especially after they’ve left the workforce. One 77-year-old San Francisco man has found a way to stay involved by doing for his community what loves best: cooking.

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