Volunteer Spotlight on Jen VanderSanden

September 11, 2014 - Serving Seniors

This month, we are shining the spotlight on Jen VanderSanden who has been volunteering withjen vander Serving Seniors for well over a decade!  She is committed to helping San Diego’s seniors despite her busy schedule as a pilates instructor, personal trainer and owner of Aire Urban Fitness.  She is held in very high esteem by all of the seniors she serves as well as the staff at the West Senior Wellness Center.  We had a chance to ask her a few questions and find out what motivates her to keep coming back.

How long have you volunteered with Serving Seniors?

I started in 2001 in the old location on 9th and Broadway.

What motivates you to continue volunteering with us?

The seniors are always so nice and appreciative. As is everyone that works there year round. I always walk out with a smile on my face.

Why should others consider volunteering with Serving Seniors?

Since the agency relies on volunteers to serve meals, I feel it’s the least the community can do to give back.

What is your fondest memory of serving seniors at the Wellness Center?

Over the years I love to see the same faces and hear stories that some of them tell about the past. The new building is so nice and there are many great services provided. 

Thank you, Jen, for your longstanding commitment and service to San Diego’s seniors.  You are a bright spot in their days and you truly make a difference!

Would you like to make a difference?  

Visit our Volunteer page to find out how you can get involved!


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