This New England Senior Is a Driving Force for Friends and Family
WOKQ has teamed up with American Senior Magazine to salute the seniors in Maine and New Hampshire.
Each week, we’re highlighting a senior who plays a part of making New England such a great place to live. And the featured senior will receive a $50 gift card to use at an area mall, and a one year subscription to American Senior magazine! Then, they'll be invited to a luncheon here at Townsquare Media, honoring all of the seniors we’re saluting.
This week we honor Donald Chesnel.
Here's what his daughter, Kathleen, says about her dad...
My dad is almost 70 years old. He worked at the shipyard for 38 years, retired and has maintained part time employment. His most recent job (approx ten years) he has delivered for Meals On Wheels, and drives for Shortridge Academy. He is also actively involved in Volunteer NH, and the local Elks. He consistently gives 120% of whatever he is doing. In 2011 he was volunteer of the year for the Volunteer NH.
For the past few months he hasn't felt great, and has had some declining health. But he never let it be known...he still delivered the meals to his route and drove the kids where they needed to be no matter time of day. As a matter of fact, on September 14 he did all this and then went to the movies with co workers and ended up in flash pulmonary edema and hospitalized for 12 days. He hasn't been able to work since, but he still found a way to get to his Volunteer NH meeting arranging a ride and attending. Two days later he was back in the hospital with congestive heart failure.
My dad always pushes and pushed through to make sure work is taken care of. Now he is struggling as he wants to return to work and activity. I would love for you to recognize him because he deserves to be recognized, and I really think it would help lift his spirits during this trying time. Given how he is always giving to others...what a perfect opportunity to give to him.
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