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Richard Molthen

Richard Molthen


Organization: Cypress Senior Center


What role does your nominee have in senior care and senior care issues?
Richard Molthen also known as Doc is a volunteer for many senior center throughout Orange County with the Home Delivered Meals programs.

Why should this person be nominated
I have known "Doc" for many years and one day he said, "Teena if you ever need any help ..." Well, that day changed everything. Everytime and I mean everytime a volunteer would not be able to do their duties I was able to call Doc and ask if he could help. Even if he was assisting another senior center, he would find the time to do the task for me.

He comes and plays cribbage every Tuesday and Thursday with the seniors at the Cypress Senior Center AFTER delivering Meals on Wheels in the morning. This was so well received by the seniors there, he decided with another cribbage player that they were going to go to an assisted living facility and teach others how to play cribbage! Doc takes a personal interest in all of the seniors and delivers his meals with a truly friendly manner. He doesn't just deliver the meals, he brings himself , a friend, to the seniors. To be able to have someone that you can always count on to help, who WANTS to help is a hero to me.