February 2, 2006

To Whom it May Concern:

It is my pleasure to write this recommendation for Magic Jeanne.  I am the Director of Volunteer at Lytton Gardens, a non-profit senior community on the San Francisco Peninsula that provides independent housing, assisted living, quality skilled nursing health care and social services for low-income seniors.  

Volunteers play an important role in combating the isolation and depression that can overwhelm seniors as they age.  Each year, we work with over a thousand volunteers who provide friendship, entertainment, and intellectual stimulation for our seniors.  It is in this context that I say that Magic Jeanne truly stands out as a volunteer for her energy and infectious enthusiasm. 

Magic Jeanne and I corresponded for several months trying to coordinate a time for her to entertain our seniors.  She was always professional in her emails, but her warmth and joy definitely came across as well.  The moment Magic stepped on our campus, she brought life to Lytton.  She was exceptionally enthusiastic in inviting seniors to watch her show, and made everyone feel very welcome.  She is clearly very comfortable with the senior population, even those in wheelchairs.  She was very gracious with people exhibiting signs of dementia. 

Magic Jeanne brought a lively magic show to Lytton Gardens and our residents were very appreciative of the entertainment.  They each had a favorite magic trick and can’t wait to have her return.

We appreciate Magic Jeanne’s dedication to making a difference in our community and believe that she would be an extraordinary asset to any program.

Sincerely yours,

Alisa Tantraphol
Director of Volunteers

Lytton Gardens

(650) 617-7355