Marilyn Lane - Serving Others

Marilyn Lane


Serving Others

Nominated by

Pam Svetlik

Presented by

Carolina Spence, Merit Awards Committee


When you talk to members and residents of Santa Rosa’s senior communities, you will almost certainly hear about Marilyn Lane! For ten plus years, Marilyn has been quietly, well, maybe not too quietly, inspiring seniors to tap their toes and click their fingers along to her dance performances. She has a large and popular following and is a big hit on the activity calendars of local senior programs. One of her friends, Pam, occasionally joins in and that is also a big hit!

When the COVID pandemic arrived, Marilyn was not to be slowed down. She set up Zoom programs and kept everyone moving and grooving, using her garage studio to create and host performances. These programs were full of fun-loving folks and many retired entertainers who love to tap their feet and break into smiles. Everyone enjoyed a really  good show, and certainly, the word got around!

Through the process of entertaining people during the pandemic, Marilyn also discovered that many seniors were having trouble navigating the technology needed to book a COVID vaccination appointment, so she stepped up to help them! It was a perfect match!

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