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My Elderly Space

A look at the remarkable lives of the elderly

 

Community volunteer celebrates centenary

Ernest Evans recently celebrated his 100th birthday and immediately after eating his cake he headed off to the retirement community for his regular volunteer duties.

Ernest and his 74-year-old daughter Martha are on their Meals on Wheels delivery route, where he has been volunteering for the past 10 years. Aside from volunteer work, he keeps active by tending to his garden and mowing his lawn, “I’ve always gardened. I raise onions, potatoes, tomatoes, and okra.”

He intends to volunteer as long as he can, "...if they don’t fire me,” he said.

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