Tag Archives: Jean Wells

Never Too Old To Learn

Westport’s Volunteer Emergency Medical Service offers a variety of courses: first aid, CPR, AED, EMT.

They’re open to anyone interested. You can be as young as kindergarten. Or as old as 102.

The other day, Jean Wells told WVEMS’ Stop the Bleed class. She learned the basics of helping in life-threatening bleeding situations.

Jean Wells, surrounded by Stop the Bleed instructors.

This was not just some whim. During World War II, she served in the Coast Guard. She has volunteered for the American Red Cross and at Norwalk Hospital for over 50 years.

Of course, that’s just half her life.

(To learn more about EMS courses, click here. Hat tip: Simone Neri)

Happy 102nd Birthday, Jean Wells!

On Thursday night, Alex Hyman dined out at Rive Bistro.

Jean Wells was there too. It was a special occasion: her 102nd birthday.

Jean moved to Westport around 1930. She’s shown here with her caregiver, Simone Neri.

(Photo/Alex Hyman)

Both look great. Alex notes, “Jean is as sharp and vibrant as any of us.”

Here’s to your health and happiness, Jean!