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Broadmead Welcomes New Residents, Nelson & Roslyn Hyman

By Elsa Collins

About Nelson:

Nelson Hyman was raised in the west Baltimore neighborhood of Fairmount, near Walbrook Junction. After graduating from the Park School, he went to the University of Chicago. He initially intended to go into medicine, but he turned instead to finance.

Nelson's 53-year professional career included retirement planning, investing, and insurance: life, disability, and long-term care. While many of his clients had discretionary income and motivation, there were others he enjoyed counseling who needed both structure and encouragement in their financial planning. Nelson was a member of the Society of Financial Service Professionals and the Baltimore Estate Planning Council.

While at the University of Chicago, Nelson also discovered an interest in singing and piano. He has sung in the choir of Beth Am Synagogue and in the Hopkins chorus. He continues to play the piano and also has an interest in drama. The Hymans brought their upright piano to their Broadmead apartment.

Married for 54 years, Nelson and his wife, Roz, have a married daughter and two grandchildren in Syracuse, NY. Their son lives with his wife and four children in Pardes Chana, Israel. Roz and Nelson miss not being able to travel to Israel during the pandemic.

Nelson and Roz are active Osher lifelong education participants. They look forward to educational opportunities at Broadmead and the excitement of forming new relationships.

About Roz:

After living in the same Mt. Washington house for 52 years, Roz Hyman looks forward to a new chapter in her life. Moving out of Baltimore City, her birthplace, aroused mixed emotions; even her 105-year-old mother lives in Baltimore.

Roz earned a bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins University and a master's degree in social work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She practiced as a psychiatric social worker for almost 30 years at Springfield Hospital Center, a state psychiatric hospital. There, she worked primarily with newly admitted patients and also established a family support group.

In another initiative, Roz was part of a group that acted out the thinking and emotions expressed by people as they relate to mental illness, often working with a guest lecturer. The program was a success, and the group was invited to offer it to other agencies.

After visiting five continuing care retirement communities, Roz and her husband, Nelson, decided on Broadmead because it felt like home. Broadmead is Roz's first residence outside of Baltimore City, and she wondered about living in an apartment. She has been a gardener, and Nelson says she is a cucumber maven. Roz is also a walker and looks forward to exploring Broadmead's trails and covered walkways.

Roz continues her interest in the Osher lifetime learning program and in tai chi, aerobic dancing, knitting, and book clubs. When the COVID-19 pandemic lifts, she will be on the Broadmead bus to the symphony and the theater.

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