COMMUNITY PARTNERS IN CARING (CPC) would like to Congratulate John Thayer (Volunteer) for receiving Senior Citizen of the Year Award on Wednesday May 14, 2014 from The Area Agency on Aging at the Santa Ynez Marriot in Buellton.

John has accomplished many outstanding things throughout the past year 2013. He has driven 1,798 miles for Community Parnters in Caring. Helping out frail seniors without any means of transportation by driving them to various places. He has been a volunteer driver  for Meals on Wheels for over 15 yrs, by volunteering a couple of days per month. On Wednesdays John volunteers at the Santa Maria library and  volunteers at his church library, is an usher as well, and visits the members of his church who are sick.

CPC is a local nonprofit agency serving Santa Maria, Lompoc, and Santa Ynez Valley seniors since 1997.  CPC’s mission is to provide seniors with volunteer services allowing them to continue living independently while maintaining their quality of life. Services include door-through-door transportation, yard work, minor home repairs, paper work, respite care, and friendly visits. For more information on the services provided by CPC, please call or visit: 805.737.1976 Lompoc, 805.925.8000 Santa Maria, 805.688.1100 Buellton, visit, or e-mail, follow us on, and