"If I Have Her Positive Outlook, I'll Be Fine"

Article by Caroline J. Hanna

Photos by Rob Mattson

[Courses] To see them eating a meal together, Kaitlyn McInnis ’13 and Amherst resident Gigi Green might seem like an odd couple: McInnis is 21 and Green is 88.

Amherst Class Explores the Theories, Realities of Growing Old

Submitted on Tuesday, 1/8/2013, at 11:13 AM

By Caroline Hanna

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Gigi Green and Kaitlyn McInnis '13 had lunch at Valentine Dining Hall recently.

To see them eating a meal together, you might think Kaitlyn McInnis ’13 and Amherst resident Gigi Green make an odd couple: McInnis is 21 and Green is 88.

But the pair has many things in common. Both women are regular exercisers: Green frequents the Planet Fitness Gym in nearby Hadley and McInnis is a forward on the college’s hockey team. Both enjoy meditating. And both have deep interests in history, particularly World War II.