Barbara Gehringer

 
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Barbara Gehringer is our featured Ageless- Remarkable St. Louisan of the day! 


Barbara Gehringer, 79, retired from practicing and teaching nursing in 1999, but that doesn’t mean she slowed down.

Today, Barbara and her dog, Maggie, regularly visit local senior communities, bringing the residents there the gift of friendship and canine companionship. She also helped coordinate the Animal Protection Associaton’s Prison Arts Program, through which offenders practicing Restorative Justice paint dog and cat portraits to raise funds for the animal shelter. Her involvement extends to the Center for Women in Transition, which helps women transition successfully from the criminal justice system back into society.

Barbara took up piano lessons after retirement and also practices yoga, and her rich life includes having qualified for and run in the Boston Marathon; biked from California to Washington, DC; and climbed to the top of Machu Pichu .