CONGRATULATIONS! Senior Center of West Seattle volunteer Jean Carroll honored doubly

Imagine getting a new award that is not only for your accomplishments but is also named in your honor for years ahead of honoring others! That just happened at the Senior Center of West Seattle, which shares the news:

The Senior Center of West Seattle held its yearly volunteer appreciation party to show our enormous love and gratitude to the more than 200 volunteers who donate their time, skill, and care that make it possible to do all that we do.

This year’s celebration was extra special in that we honored longtime volunteer Jean Carroll with the first annual Jean Carroll Extraordinary Volunteer Service Award. Jean has been a West Seattle resident for 86 years. Jean’s incredible dedication and commitment inspired us to create this award to recognize her 20+ years of volunteer service.

Not only are we honoring her this year, but this award will be given to a different volunteer each year who demonstrates these characteristics. Thank you, Jean, for the tens of thousands of hours of your time and expertise you have so generously given to the Center!

Jean was spotlighted in the center’s spring 2014 newsletter, which described her as helping with tasks from tracking hundreds of center memberships to leading prospective new members on tours to serving lunches in the center’s Junction Diner. Want to join her? Here’s how.

(Photo by Gail Ann Photography: Jean Carroll with the center’s executive director Lyle Evans)

5 Replies to "CONGRATULATIONS! Senior Center of West Seattle volunteer Jean Carroll honored doubly"

  • Vanessa October 16, 2018 (12:02 pm)

    Congratulations to Jean! Such a well deserved award. Always greeting us with a smile and so much help. We love you! And thank you!

  • Sue October 16, 2018 (9:12 pm)

    Congratulations to you, Jean! What a beautiful person you are. I think this award is named for the perfect person: smart, friendly, warm, and witty. Love you, Sue Luke

  • Karen October 18, 2018 (6:11 pm)

    Jean came to the senior center in 1988 and shortly became a very loyal and trusted volunteer which we all love and appreciate with her organizational skills. I am so glad to see her still giving as she always did!

  • Cherie October 18, 2018 (9:26 pm)


  • Leonette October 18, 2018 (10:06 pm)

    I love Jean..She is the only volunteer who has been there longer than myself. She knows a lot and is always helpful. Many seniors have joined after taking one of her wonderful “tours” of our Center.

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