The mission of the 88 lives project is to provide a better understanding of how we grow older by engaging volunteers in conversation over a prolonged period of time.
A Jamaican native who has lived in Boston for 40 years and is determined to return home to live out his years with his mother - who will be 103 this year. Manley presently resides in a nursing home - the only place his diabetes can remain under control. Manley accompanies his girlfriend to church every Sunday followed by dinner with his wife.
A mother of 8 who ran her home like an army sergeant.Loretta and her husband brought up a family of eight with an income bordering on poverty. The police were familiar with her kids for all the wrong reasons. She wishes that she had more time for her kids but the regimentation of running a household on next too nothing made this impossible.
A sailing adventurer - Maureen was laid off from the software industry much too early. Instead of fighting back Maureen took up sailing and now cruises the world on sailboats owned by total strangers.