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Meet Chris Tucker

February 13, 2012

Meet Chris TuckerWhat would you choose for your last meal?
Lasagna, pinot noir, and blueberry/blackberry pie

Why did you decide to join Rotary?
To continue my life-long commitment to community involvement and social justice.

What are one or two things you hope to do as a Rotarian?
To contribute to international health project fund raising and physical support, get involved with local teen mentoring.

Name three of your accomplishments that not everyone knows.
U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer,  AmeriCorps Volunteer, dance contest winner

Where did you go to college?
SBCC, UCSB, Boston U., Harvard U.

What did you study in college?
Political Science, Economics, Public Health, and Education

What’s your favorite part of your job?
Working directly with seniors to find affordable solutions to their health and housing needs.

What are you working on now?
The first affordable housing version of licensed assisted living for California seniors living at the social security level of income.

Cats or dogs?
Love them both!  Would love to get a chocolate lab this spring.

Best book you’ve read or movie you’ve seen in the past year?
Book: One Hundred Years of Solitude     Film:  The Tree of Life

Magazines you subscribe to?
New Yorker, Scientific American, Harpers, National Geographic

Where’s your favorite place on earth?
Santa Barbara, Rio de Janeiro, Boulder Colorado, Katmandu, Paris, Capri

What’s your best piece of advice to people caring for elderly parents?
Show them that you care about the stories that they tell you. Know that it is not possible to do everything you want to do for them, and that it is OK to get assistance.  Socialization within the right senior community is a far healthier choice than having a senior live at home alone, or in family home where most of the folks are often away, or dealing with other significant challenges.

One Comment leave one →
  1. February 14, 2012 10:24 AM

    So glad to have you and your commitment in our club

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