Meet Your Neighbor: Dora Abayeva

I worked as a microbiologist for over 20 years.  Doctors would send me blood samples and I would check the bacteria and see which antibiotic would make the patient better. Then I would report to the doctor. I am proud of my career.

When I retired I was afraid I'd become bored, but I stay very busy. I take tai chi, yoga, and beading at the Forest Hills Senior Center, and I volunteer whenever I can. I'm an organizer, so I help with events like Lunar New Year or when the center needs a new ping pong table. I collect a dollar or two from all the participants, since I know not everyone has a lot to give.  We all work together. 

I have made a lot of friends here.


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