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Not your average Joe

A lot of people do volunteer work after they retire, but most get started before they turn 97. That’s the age Joe Joly found his calling at Saint Elizabeth Community -- and now at age 100 he’s not about to quit. “I love doing this,” he says. Joe is Saint Elizabeth’s oldest volunteer, a distinction celebrated at a surprise party … [Continue Reading]

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