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AARP  A journey through the lives of Generation X

Chris is a special ed teacher and he’s hoping to inspire his students to conquer their fears. Follow Chris’s journey to see if he makes the Washington Wizards’ 50+ dance team. Link in bio to watch Road to Wizdom.

Jenn Kuhn started as a shipyard apprentice working on the restoration and maintenance of the historic floating fleet at the @chesapeakemaritime museum. She's now running the Apprentice for A Day (AFAD) public boat building program. Through her tenure, the AFAD program has completed a variety of wooden small crafts. Jenn works on making sails, casting metal, steam bending wood, and carving paddles. See more photos of her work restoring a historic ship in our stories. 📸: @gregkahn

Marian Liou, founder of @welovebuhi, stands in front of murals along Buford Highway in Atlanta. The art installations celebrate the multicultural communities surrounding the highway. 📸: @AudraMelton

Taunya is ready to pursue her dream of being a dancer. Watch Road to Wizdom to see if Taunya makes the cut when she tries out for the Washington Wizards' first-ever 50+ dance team. Link in bio.

The @givingkitchen helps serve the service industry in their time of need. @jenhidinger started the nonprofit after her own personal tragedy. The organization provides emergency assistance and support to restaurant workers in times of crisis. 📸: @audramelton

Deb Elliott is the spouse and caregiver of a retired Marine. She enrolled in the @DogTagBakery business program to help foster personal and professional growth. Deb would like to take her experience from the bakery to start her own professional organizing business. 📸: @gregkahn

Every first Wednesday of the month, @HotelSorrentoSeattle's Fireside Room gets very, very quiet. The room isn't empty, it's full of people joining the Silent Reading Party. The event is welcome to anyone who wants to bring a book, get cozy, and read... without making a sound. In honor of its 10th anniversary, we stopped by the Silent Reading Party to see what everyone's reading. Check out more silent readers, and what they're reading, in our stories. 📸: @chonakasinger

Irene is a family caregiver for her great aunt who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Taking care of a loved one is one of the most important, difficult, and rewarding roles.

Michelle Lomuscio (second from left) started an independent internet radio station from her home. @bonepoolradio, headquartered in Maplewood, NJ, is run by a team of four talented Gen Xers. The #BonePool DJs have free rein to play whatever they want and produce their own original programming because there aren't any corporate sponsors. Their main commitment is promoting and playing local, unsigned bands that are a part of the burgeoning northern New Jersey music scene. 📸: @ebruyildiz

@dominiquecrenn is the first female chef in the United States to receive three Michelin stars for her restaurant Atelier Crenn. 📸: @gabrielahasbun

Ji Lee wanted to make sure his children stayed connected to their grandparents who lived overseas. @drawings_for_my_grandchildren was started as a way for Ji's parents to share their lives with his children through art.

Kim Gold started studying Aikido in 2006 and worked her way up to a black belt. Kim has also trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Shaolin Kung Fu. She now co-runs a dojo and teaches the Special Needs and Early Childhood programs. See more photos in our stories. 📸: @salacuse

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