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107-Year-Old Volunteer at Delray Medical Center Celebrates Birthday

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Thursday was quite a special day for a volunteer at Delray Medical Center.

Charles Carroll, who is the oldest volunteer at the hospital, turned 107 years old and received a drive-by parade party for the occasion.

Volunteers are currently not allowed to visit the hospital due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Nonetheless, workers there wanted to make sure Carroll knew they were thinking about him.

They surprised him with a party outside his home, using social distancing guidelines.

The Delray Fire and Police departments also dropped by and added to the fun.

Photo courtesy: WPTV NewsChannel 5

Staff at the hospital say Carroll is beloved by everyone for his smile, quick wit and positive attitude.

He attributes his long life to those elements.

Delray Medical Center CEO Maggie Gill said everyone misses seeing Carroll around the hospital.

“We are grateful for him and can take a lot of joy from his spirit,” said Gill.

Carroll is a World War II veteran who served all over the world for a total of 27 years.

He started volunteering at the hospital 12 years ago in order to give back to others, after recovering there from a heart attack.