NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — You could say 90 is the new 60.
A group of ten men and women, who range in age from 90 to 94 years old were honored Friday for volunteering their time at St. Francis Hospital on Long Island.
WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall spoke with some of seniors who were recognized for giving their time to help others.
WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall Speaks With Some Of The Volunteers
Rose Repkey, 91, had a smile on her faced as she explained why she enjoyed volunteering so much.
“I work for the chaplain’s office. It’s just a question of meeting a bunch of wonderful people,” Repkey said.
Volunteer Bob Kirsch said that he simply felt blessed for all that has been given to him and wanted to give back to others.
“In June, my wife and I will be married for 70 years,” he said. “I owe somebody something and that’s one way of paying it back.”
Kirsch added that being around people made him feel more like 70 instead of 90.
Arlene Miller, 94, said she thinks “it’s wonderful” to continue volunteering even at her age.
“I’ve been doing it for over 30 years. It’s great, it’s wonderful. Keeps you busy, keeps your mind occupied,” she said.