Jim is a certified laughter yoga teacher, having completed training under the auspices of Laughter Yoga International (www.laughteryoga.org)
He has led laughter yoga classes for the Lifetime Learning Institute of SUNY-New Paltz, for the Oncology Support Project at Benedictine Hospital, for the Ulster County Live Laugh and Learn senior program, for the Kingston YMCA, and for volunteers and staff at Hospice Inc., and the Mountain Valley Manor senior residence, among numerous other events.
Jim is working to start a home health and wellness business in the Hudson Valley. Jim is also a volunteer with Hudson Valley Hospice in New York State, and is a certified senior and family mediator. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Aging and Social Works and is studying for his Master's degree in Gerontology with the University of Massachusetts.