December 2018

Don Ericksen

Don currently volunteers in the Senior Adult Programs at the Hayward Area Senior Center. Don’s main volunteer duty is in the senior nutrition program, where he volunteers regularly at least twice a week. Don has also gone above and beyond by being Santa Clause at Holiday Parties and working at the Kenneth Aitken Senior Center if needed.

Don has volunteered over 10 years at the Hayward Area Senior Center. His main tasks include working in the senior lunch program, where he prepares all the plates, serves the food and then cleans up from the lunch program. Often Don works in the hot dish room, cleaning all the dishes from the program, which can be physically hard and demanding. He is dependable, enthusiastic and makes a huge and positive impact at the Senior Center, especially in the senior nutrition program. This program ensures that seniors receive one hot, nutritionally healthy meal at an affordable price each day.

We thank Don for all his volunteer service and being a great addition to the Hayward Area Senior Center. In his free time, he loves to cook, play pinochle, spend time with his grandchildren, and travel. He is a great asset to the Hayward Area Recreation & Park District and is very deserving to receive the Board of Directors Volunteer of the Month Award.