Ms. Adriana Saavedra Luna is being recognized as the August 2023 Volunteer of the Month. Adriana is a wonderful volunteer in the Senior Adult Program at the Hayward Area Senior Center.
Adriana has been with us a relatively short period of time of just one year but has given a huge amount of her time and talents to us. She was first assigned to the senior lunch program and began helping serve lunches. Shortly after, she was reassigned to the front office, which was a big help because she’s bilingual and was a welcome face to both English and Spanish speakers. Learning she was a Spanish instructor for over 18 years, we asked if she’d be interested in teaching a Spanish class at the Senior Center. Adriana quickly said yes, her first class was limited to 12 people due to the room size and quickly filled up with a long wait list. The next quarter we asked if we could relocate the class to a bigger room and double the class maximum and again, she agreed. Her class is one of the most popular at the Senior Center. She brings enthusiasm, positive energy to her class and the Senior Center in general.
In addition to her volunteer service at the front desk and teaching Spanish Class, she quickly jumps in to help in the kitchen if she sees a need. She has a keen eye and has been in charge of organizing the front display cabinets in the lobby that holds beautiful Asian Art. She has been organizing the book and puzzle room and the lovely lounge area, keeping everything at the Senior Center neat and tidy, just like we like it.
Adriana is a wonderful, high-energy person who has contributed a huge amount in a short time. We value her and all she’s done, and we are happy to have the Board of Directors recognize her for her important volunteer service.