Today is a special day for one City of Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs volunteer who celebrates his 104th birthday.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
ALBUQUERQUE—The Department of Senior Affairs has so many great volunteers who contribute to the City of Albuquerque on a daily basis. Today is a special day for one City of Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs volunteer who celebrates his 104th birthday. Recently, Mr. Carroll Stewart told the Albuquerque Journal that he "never imagined he would live so long." Mr. Stewart volunteers on a part-time basis through the Department of Senior Affairs Senior Companion Program five days a week at the St. Theresa Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. In this important role, Mr. Stewart provides companionship to many seniors and encourages them to stay active by participating in a variety of activities. Most of these individuals that Mr. Stewart interacts with on a daily basis are younger than him. In conjunction with Encino Gardens, the Department of Senior Affairs Senior Companion Program are hosting a birthday party for Mr. Stewart today at 1:30 pm at Encino Gardens, located at 412 Alvarado Drive., SE.
Mayor Richard J. Berry said, "Mr. Stewart is an example of an outstanding citizen who is dedicated to healthy aging and contributing to our community. I wish him a very Happy Birthday!" An Executive Order from the Office of the Mayor will be presented to Mr. Stewart at his celebration today that proclaims March 21, 2013, V. Carroll Stewart Day.
The City of Albuquerque’s Department of Senior Affairs provides a wide array of volunteer opportunities for citizens in the community who are 55 years old and older. Seniors can volunteer at any senior or multigenerational center, in the classrooms at Albuquerque Public Schools, in the homes of other seniors who are homebound, etc. For more information regarding volunteer opportunities in the community, contact the Senior Companion Program (SCP) at (505) 764-1612, Monday – Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.