Acts resident Gerry Schmitt recently launched a new career in fashion. She creates her collection of designer scarves, blouses and handbags from the comforts of her home at Matthews Glen.


83-year-old thought the phone call was a scam. Instead, it led to a new career

Matthews Glen resident Gerry Schmitt continues to connect the dots of a life she's lived in creative pursuit. At age 83, she's now added fashion designer to her resume, working with VIDA, an online company that markets clothing, accessories and home accent pieces designed by artists from all over the world.