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Aging artfully at the Burbank Senior Artists Colony
Aging artfully at the Burbank Senior Artists Colony

Retired dental surgeon Gene Schklair used to concentrate on giving people a nice smile; now he concentrates on giving art patrons something to smile about. Schklair gave up cosmetic dentistry to become a full-time sculptor. His whimsical, life-size figures sell for as much as $18,000 each. Not bad for an octogenarian who's working on his second career. And Schklair, 80, is only one of many creative people who are working on second careers at Burbank Senior Artists Colony, a twist on senior housing that encourages residents to expand their horizons at a time when many people are beginning to narrow the scale of their lives. The philosophy is simple: You're never too old to...

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