Resident Spotlight: Joanne Alterman | Imperial Club

Resident Spotlight: Joanne Alterman

Joanne Alterman, was born in Atlanta, Georgia to Abraham and Sophia Reisman. Joanne is an accomplished fashion designer. Several famous people including Mrs. Henry Ford and Princess Aignatelli of Italy, requested her services. Joanne traveled between Florida and New York where her designs were sold at Henry Bendel, Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. Joanne was attending the University of Miami, ”School of Design,” when she met the love of her life, Seymour Alterman. The two met at Junior’s restaurant on Miami Beach, they were married three months later in Atlanta, Georgia, on July 26, 1953.
They bought a lovely home on Miami Beach, where they raised their three children. During their marriage they traveled all over the world. Seymour, Joanne’s husband was an accomplished Endocrinologist and was asked to lecture during their travels, including Europe, Asia and South America.
They had 57 wonderful years together. Their daughter Karen is a lawyer; Cindy is an insurance specialist and their son, Jim, a psychologist. They also have six grandchildren. Seymour passed away at the age of 87 years old and Joanne is now living at the Imperial Club, enjoying every day by participating in different activities and spending time with family and friends. She also has some favorite hobbies that keep her busy. We are happy to have you in our Imperial Club Family!

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