Instructor Barbara Rose Brooker Is 83 and Proud to be Age-Inappropriate

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Photo of Barbara Rose Brooker clasping her hands together

J. (SAN FRANCISCO) -- She also finds fulfillment as a writing teacher at San Francisco State University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. “My students are between 60 and 97, and every single one comes into class and says, ‘I’ve always been interested in writing a book but I guess it’s too late and the party’s over.’”

That’s not the case, Brooker insists. “I just see miracles and it gives them hope and a new way of expressing themselves in their life.”