April 22, 2015

Meet Sterling

SterlingEarlier this month, I got the chance to meet Sterling Holt. Sterling was born in Mebane and moved to Durham at age 19. Sterling now participates in the Adult Day Health program at the Durham Center for Senior Life. Click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities at the DCSL. 

During our conversation, Sterling recalled his time at the Palmer Memorial Institute before studying business at North Carolina Central University. During his time as a student, Sterling worked as a barber, a decision influenced by this father. He also remembered shining shoes at his father’s shop. Sterling remembers working at a barber shop in Raleigh near Hargett and Blount Streets, and near Pettigrew Street in Durham.

Sterling said the Adult Day Health program gives him a social outlet so he is not alone all day. A van picks Sterling up and takes him to the DCSL. “They’re doing a wonderful job,” Sterling said. “It’s a nice place to come.”

Sterling credits his longevity to his family, including his son and late wife. His parents also lived long lives. Sterling is thankful for the Adult Day Health program, volunteer, and employees. Click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities. 

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