May is Older American’s Month. The theme is “Blaze a Trail”
In Honor of Older American’s Month, May, 2016, the Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living of Northern Kentucky is highlighting older adults in our region.
At 105, Caroline Ransdell is the oldest active client of the Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living in Northern Kentucky.
Caroline was born and raised on a farm in Dry Ridge, Kentucky. One of Caroline’s jobs on the farm was to count the lambs every night and put them into the barn.
As an adult, Caroline was a teacher in Grant County for 32 years. Shortly after receiving her teaching degree, Caroline was offered a job as a Home Economics teacher. Caroline wound up teaching any subject needed at the time, and learned that she loved Biology.
Caroline has been very involved in the community throughout her lifetime, including the Girl Reserve, Future Homemakers of America, National Honor Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, and more. She is a proud member of NRTA, AARP, NK Alumni Association, University of Kentucky Alumni and is a Kentucky Colonel.
Caroline is still a member of the Grant County Historical Society and has been a member of the Williamstown Baptist Church for 24 years.
Caroline says that she has found deep joy in the things she did throughout her life because she was helping people and young children make their dreams come true. Even years after her teaching ended, students would come up to her when they saw her and thank her for all she had done for them in school. She feels that she really helped these young people understand life.
Note: Caroline Ransdell passed away between the time this article was written and when it was posted.