Volunteer Highlight: Jackie Anderson

For the month of December we would like to highlight Jackie Anderson, one of our regular Meals on Wheels volunteers.

Jackie began volunteering at the Senior Center many years ago after seeing what a special place it was for her mom and dad, as they attended lunches, bingo, and special events. Jackie stated, that “the Senior Center is a bright and happy place with noticeably caring and loving staff and volunteers; Meals on Wheels is one of the unseen gems of our small mountain town. Delivering lunches to the homes of our community members who are in need of a little extra care is just as special for the volunteers as it is for the happy and thankful recipients. All people want to be seen and noticed and cared for, and we truly all need each other. Every interaction I’ve had over all the years has been special to me; it’s the smiles that mean the most. There is so much more to our community that is down that alley or behind the fences and around the bend many have not seen. Loving people who have the wisdom and fortitude to have lived through the Wyoming winters and seen the changes and have the stories to tell. I love these people and they have made me humble. My heart goes out to the Senior Center and I’m privileged to be a small part of the love they give.”

A huge thank you to Jackie for always being there on our last minute requests and filling in the gaps in between.