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Meet Alla

Ana Carolina González-Peña • January 02, 2024

“My name is Alla Gadze, and I frequently visit the Princeton Senior Resource Center (PSRC). After living in West Africa for thirty years, I settled in Princeton two decades ago. During my time in Africa, I deeply appreciated the genuine friendliness of the people. I adore residing in Princeton due to its enchanting beauty and outstanding senior facilities and because I am close to my son and his family. That’s why I have always felt a sense of belonging to this place. 

Travel has always been a passion of mine, and I’ve been fortunate to explore numerous destinations, including Bali, Hawaii, London, West Africa, and many others. Among them, Hawaii holds a special place in my heart. However, above all else, my family is my sanctuary, and spending time with them is my absolute favorite. 

As a proud mother, I witnessed the growth of my two children, who completed their high school education in Africa. They have both achieved remarkable success. My daughter currently serves as a principal in a school in the UK, while my son has pursued a career in banking in the United States. 

Today, I want to share some advice: don’t worry excessively, indulge in your hobbies, and embrace happiness. Life is a journey, and cherishing the things that bring you joy is essential.” — Alla Gadze 

by Ana Carolina González-Peña, Coordinator of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging 

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