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105-year-old honored for volunteer work in Delray Beach, featured on the Today Show

Posted at 1:52 PM, Mar 22, 2019

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- A very special Palm Beach County senior made national news Friday when he was featured on the Today show.

Charles Carroll, who’s 105-years-old, was featured for his volunteer work.

“I feel honored really,” said the World War II veteran.

At almost 106 years of age, he still volunteers at Delray Beach Medical Center helping deliver mail and flowers to patients. He started volunteering after doctors there saved his life after suffering a heart attack 12 years ago. “Here I am, I’m still going,” said Carroll proudly.

Hospital staff were thrilled about his debut on national television. “He’s a very important part of our team and he’s part of our family,” said Becky McCoy, director of volunteer services at Delray Medical Center.

Carroll’s daughter, Judith Stern, says she’s proud of her dad and would have never imagined he’d still be this healthy. “It’s really amazing it’s a phenomenon actually,” said Stern.

As for Carroll, there's no stopping him anytime soon. “I love the people here, I just like to keep busy,” he said.

He said his secret to living a long life is, happiness. Carroll is turning 106 in June.