NORWALK -- Norwalk resident Albert Steele has been nominated for the Older American of the Year award, sponsored by the L.A. County Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services.
Steele and his wife, Luella, have called Norwalk home for more than 45 years and have a long history of volunteering. Albert is a fixture at the Norwalk Senior Center and for more than 10 years has assisted in a variety of capacities, including as a tour guide on senior trips and a concierge desk volunteer,
Most recently, he has taken on an active role as leader of the senior center’s community garden, where local seniors, many of whom have limited space at home, can grow herbs and vegetables, enjoy physical activity, and connect with others.
“Mr. Steele is well-regarded for his positive and energetic disposition and for making Senior Center patrons feel welcome,” the city said in a statement.
In addition, Albert is a volunteer for the Social Services Center’s Angel Tree Project, a beloved annual Norwalk tradition where local children whose families are experiencing difficulties enjoy a festive holiday celebration with Santa Claus and receive gifts of toys and clothing.
“Mr. Steele embodies community spirit and is committed to supporting programs that benefit the Norwalk community,” the city said.
Albert represented Norwalk at the 53rd annual Older Americans Recognition Day luncheon on May 17 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
Albert was nominated for Older American of the Year by the Norwalk Senior Citizens Commission.