Virginia S., Virgie to her friends, is a longtime regular to the senior program. As a participant, she enjoys the conversation and laughs she has with her friends at the center. As a volunteer, Virgie helps serve the 9,000 meals that Wesley-Rankin provides to area seniors annually.
Q: What’s your first memory of the Senior program?
A: When I came here, I didn’t know anybody but this lady who is walking over there, but it didn’t take long to get around and start meeting people.
Q: When you first started coming here, what made you want to keep coming?
A: It was just me and my husband, and he worked in the daytime. I didn’t have anything else to do, and I enjoyed coming here and having something to do, you know. And I volunteer to help around here. After two of my friends passed away, I started to volunteer more.
Q: Do you help with the cooking?
A: I don’t cook; my friends cook. But I do the rest, you know. In the morning, I pass out the coffee, and I help out when my friends get sick.
Q: What is your favorite thing about the program?
A: I like to be in the kitchen. We get together – there are three of us who help out in the kitchen– and I enjoy that.
Q: I was here the other day when Ballet Folklorico was here to dance. I was also here when MIT’s acapella group Crossproducts came to sing. Did you see those shows?
A: Yeah, those were great. And those folks that came with their instruments [Texas Wind Symphony], that’s another one that was really nice. I love the visitors that come through here.
Q: What is your favorite memory from Wesley-Rankin?
A: I enjoy all of the opportunities to talk with my girlfriends.