“Eric Muecke, Recreation Specialist has quietly done more to enrich senior lives than most would ever realize”
says Lou Ann Nolan, Director of Madison Jobe Senior Center.
“Eric is a person of insight and strength who has a servant’s heart to look out for people of all walks of life and station.”
Last year with the devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, Eric helped bewildered seniors get assistance from FEMA, Red Cross, and help from the City of Pasadena when they were frightened and afraid. He tirelessly works to better the senior lives by creating and improving programs which entertains, excites and engages the seniors.
Madison Jobe Senior Center has a grant program for RIDES which give funds to homebound seniors for transportation (who are either disabled or at low to median income levels who cannot drive). Without this program the seniors would not have critical transportation to everyday doctor’s appointments, dialysis treatments, to get medicines, grocery shopping, or other transportation to meet their critical daily needs. Eric tirelessly campaigns to get seniors on this program because he truly wants no senior to be a shut-in. Eric knows that seniors will have to rely on family and friends to help them stay mobile which sometimes does not work out.
Eric knows seniors tend to shy away from senior topics that involve diseases like diabetes or estate planning, so Eric plans classes with speakers on senior topics that engages and encourages seniors to ask questions and get the correct information from professionals and speakers from places like the Social Security Administration, the Better Business Bureau, and more. Eric has gained the respect and trust of many seniors who depend on him. Eric has the heart of a true champion.