George Imoto, peering through big round glasses, distributed handfuls of salad into more than 40 waiting bowls at the Petaluma People Services Center's Senior Caf? Volunteering there is just the latest way the 87-year-old is helping feed Petaluma seniors.
The Penngrove resident began volunteering with Meals on Wheels shortly after he retired. One day a week for nearly 21 years, he delivered meals to homebound seniors. He stopped only after he fell and injured himself while making deliveries.
Shortly after that, he decided he should no longer drive on account of his age, but he soon resumed volunteering, this time at the Senior Caf? A neighbor and close friend, Mary McCarthy, drives him now.
When asked how long he plans to continue, he said, "Until I can't move."
"He's running circles around me," McCarthy said with a laugh as she watched Imoto add tomato slices to the salads.