Featured Volunteers

You Make It Happen!

The key to our success rests in our volunteers who embody the spirit of greatness by saying, "Yes I can, and so can you!" Thank you so much for your hard work. We could never have asked for more dedicated volunteers, and we cannot express how grateful we are to have you here!

Aleksandra (Aleks) Kostic

Aleksandra (Aleks) Kostic

It has been three years since Aleksandra started helping pack home delivered meals. She enjoys working with Deb, and her smooth assembly line operation makes it fun, no matter what! Aleksandra has lived in Serbia, Europe, Canada, and has worked for non profit organizations and as a free-lance translator for Academic Works. She and her husband arrived in the U.S. only four years ago. Volunteering at the Senior Center is a way to connect with the community, and at the same time, do some meaningful work. Harsh winters here take some adjusting to, same as the vastness of the green (and often white) prairie and blue skies. Exploring hiking trails around Bismarck helps her work on that adjustment. Her indoor hobbies include reading, watching movies and making polymer clay trinkets, panels and portraits. The Senior Center is a happy place where people socialize and participate in things that help them stay active and feel better. It is a privilege, and a joy, to participate in that!

Bob & Arleen Bakken

Bob & Arleen Bakken

Home Delivered Meals

Bob and Arleen have been delivering meals for the Senior Center since May of 2015. When they are not volunteering, they enjoy dancing, walking, hiking and playing Dominoes. Bob previously worked for Puklich Chevrolet and Arleen worked in County & Federal offices and then part time in retail before she retired. They have four children and nine grandchildren. Bob and Arleen started coming to the Senior Center to get out and socialize and they enjoy visiting with the home bound people they deliver to.