Jack Shenk

Jack Shenk and Family

This is Jack Shenk surrounded by his family after a ceremony Friday honoring the 85-year-old for his volunteerism.  Jack is the recipient of the Andruss award named after the founder of the AARP.    Jack is a a volunteer entertainer.  His audiences primarily are the elderly and disabled at senior citizen homes in Metro Atlanta.  Jack is a drummer in a band he was instrumental in organizing.  One of the unusal features:   he has added a new and popular component of wheelchair dancing.  That’s the award that Jack is holding.   He told us several stories in accepting the award…stories about the elderly who know bettter than most that “laughter is the best medicine”.   Jack has been the volunteer “doctor of laughter”  for more than twenty-one years.

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