Anyone visiting the Mentor Senior Center is bound to be struck by the feeling of joy, activity and life that permeates throughout the building. Much of that positive energy can be attributed to a very special person…Peggy Lewis.
Peggy Lewis is a source of inspiration to both the members and staff of the center. At the age of 80, she is the director of the Mentor Follies Dancers. Whenever you hear beautiful music being played, that’s where you’ll find Peggy Lewis.
Mrs. Lewis displays an unselfish approach to service-spreading sweetness and kindness to those around her. She volunteers for whatever is needed. She doesn’t need to be asked and no job is too small or beneath her. Whether its cleaning the center’s kitchen, delivering Meals on Wheels or reading stories to children, one can count on Peggy.
As a career teacher, Mrs. Lewis helped organize the Painesville Township Kindergarten program and in 1975 began coordinating the area’s organization to assimilate Vietnamese families. She taught English to the first Vietnamese family in Painesville. Even after retiring, she worked for four years to teach a child with learning disabilities.
Peggy’s warmth, generous spirit and vitality make it easy for people to feel close to her. An aura of bright music follows her everywhere and we thank Peggy for sharing it with those around her.