At 81, Melvin Lebowitz teaches Hebrew to others in his retirement home and is a whiz at memory games, especially recounting U.S. states and capitals. Whether it’s facts about history, geography, music or celebrities, Lebowitz is as sharp as people many years his junior. He was honored recently at Summer’s Landing Tilly Mill retirement home in Dunwoody as resident of the month for August.
Lebowitz grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and served in the Army for 30 years. He has been a resident of Summers Landing for five years, where he regularly leads Bingo, cranking the cage and calling out numbers. Asked his one wish in life, he said, “to have good health.” ■