Chip Zahm signed on with CHEER in June 2020 to be a part-time bus driver for the Adult Day Program. Since then, however, the COVID pandemic has expanded his job description to meal packer, Meals On Wheels deliverer, and back-up bus driver for the Georgetown Activity Center. Chip says he doesn't mind because he enjoys working with people. His wit also has a way of making people laugh.
A California guy, Chip and his wife packed up everything they owned last year after he retired from working at UPS for 31 years and moved east. Chip's wife is originally from the northeast, but he said he took a leap of faith because he had no idea where he was going. However, the main objective of the move was to be closer to the grandchildren who live in neighboring states. After a little research, they settled down in Sussex County. So far, Chip says he has been happy with his decision to pull up stakes even though Delmarva weather can't compete with that of Los Angeles.
CHEER is glad Chip found his way to Sussex County and to CHEER. His positive attitude and commitment to helping others have contributed to the agency's efforts to continue serving the senior citizens of Sussex County during the pandemic.