Advice Network

If you are in need of assistance or advice on a topic, our classmates are here to help.

We have many classmates that have volunteered to serve as a resource on many topics.  If you don’t see what you are looking for, contact us anyway and we will see if we can find an appropriate volunteer.

Topics currently covered by ’88 volunteers

  • General Medical/Family Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Healthy aging
  • Health care law
  • Integrative medicine
  • Kidney disease/Nephrology
  • Parents with Alzheimers or Dementia
  • Women’s Health / OBGYN


Family & Personal
  • College counseling
  • Computer networking
  • Divorce
  • General legal issues/Navigating the judicial system
  • Education (general, special, therapeutic)
  • Learning differences
  • Overseas moves/adjustments
  • Tax work
  • Tech support
  • Teenage crisis management


Getting Started

To connect with an ’88 expert, send a confidential email to to Michelle Stowe Ong and Steve Cook, and be sure to include the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone Number (Mobile and/or Home)
  • Best way to contact you
  • Details of your request


The ’88 Hearts and Hands Advice Network exists as a volunteer service for ’88s and their immediate families. Although some of our volunteers are professionals with licenses to practice, all assistance sought here is ’88 to ’88. So – no diagnoses; no legal advice; no tax returns completed gratis by accountants in the class.

Our assistance is intended to provide initial direction or assistance or short term help.  While we intend to maintain confidentiality to the extent permitted by law, please know that traditional physician-patient or attorney-client privileges, for example, may not apply.