A Volunteer you should know!
Ken Vairo has been a volunteer for DuPage Senior Citizens Council since 2009 and typically delivers meals to homebound seniors 5 days a week. Ken does double duty delivering meals at Addison Park District on Thursday and Friday and Bensenville Castle Towers on Monday and Wednesday. He also serves as a substitute driver for either site on Tuesdays.
Ken is retired from the Trucking and Moving business but is a part time owner of a Real Estate Management company that has been in his family for 95 years, three generations. He has been married for 33 years to his wife Tammy and they have 3 children. Ken in addition to volunteering for DSCC also volunteers for Best Buddies and the Cancer Society driving cancer patients to and from their appointments.
Ken decided to volunteer for DSCC, "Meals on Wheels" program because he thinks it is the best way to give back to the community. Ken shared "I've learned from my own experiences that everyone has had a rough time in their life and I like helping people get back on their feet. When you see people struggle you remember what it was like to do that and just want to help them. I really enjoy volunteering, being outside not in an office and meeting nice people who appreciate my help! Volunteering is very rewarding and fills a void to help others!"
Thank you Ken for your dedicated and committed volunteer service to DSCC and the seniors at Addison Park District and Bensenville Castle Towers.
A Site You Should Know!
DuPage Senior Citizens Council’s Community Dining & Meals on Wheels distribution site in Bensenville is located in the Castle Towers on York Road. This living facility is a friendly, senior community designed with two beautiful atriums that are surrounded by a library, gift shop, laundry, beauty salon, computer room, and spacious dining room.
At the Castle Towers, public transportation is just outside the front door and stores are within walking distance. Beautiful landscaping, a patio and gazebo add to this quiet, calm community. The dining center is where our DSCC Community Dining and activities take place. On party days, this area is not ‘quiet and calm’! Our Site Manager and his team of volunteers plan and carry out some of the most festive parties.
The summer party included creating Ice Cream Sundaes with whip cream and to quote the seniors, “a cherry on top to celebrate life”! The October party was not just to welcome in the fall. They celebrated with having a Christopher Columbus Party. Actual mini-ship races kept the seniors entertained. They built three table-top size ships and raced them across the table-top ocean, from Espana to Nuevo Mundo! Delicious food and lots of laughs made for a fun afternoon. When visiting the Bensenville Castle Towers Site, you can always count on finding a group of seniors and staff that will welcome you join in on the fun!