The Candy Factory Collective is proud to present Life in the Next Act with Gail Shane

In this episode, Gail will be talking with Gwen Didden, Executive Director at Friendship Faith Ministries in Pennsylvania, which includes a villa for 74 adults with mental illness and other disabilities.

Gwen will be discussing ‘The Silver Lining of COVID’ and her own personal and professional survival of COVID. Gwen will also share how she went full circle in her career as well as her passion for providing a voice to the voiceless and a hand to those who have lost their way.


Join Gail every first and third Wednesday as she presents many important topics related to relationships, careers, wellness, finance, independence, and aging gracefully. Sharing stories, providing valuable information, and introducing you to others navigating their next act will inspire you, empower you, and inform you.


The Candy Factory Collective

Life in the Next Act is produced by The Candy Factory Collective at the Candy Factory Coworking Campus in Lancaster, PA. Production support by Jason Mundok and Anna Tran. Administrative support by Anne Kirby, Arianna Henderson, and Krisha Martzall.