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An 11-year-old boy volunteers at the senior center because he misses his grandmother


Eleven-year-old Evan Stark spends his extra time unlike most others his age. He likes to volunteer at the Poet's Walk Memory Care facility in Henderson, Nevada. He serves seniors at dinner and cleans up, plays games and watches movies. He also sings with them and anything they want to have fun doing.

But he does this for a reason -- his grandmother. As a child, his grandma helped raise him for seven years. They lived together in the same home until she had to move into a care facility. Two years ago, his grandmother passed away.

Evan talked to KSNV News about playing games with his grandmother like Yahtzee.

"We would play that each time we would go there," said Stark.

"It makes me happy to be with them because it reminds me of my grandma," Stark said.

Mark Shaffer is a manager at the memory care facility. Shaffer said he laughs when he gets a text from Stark asking if he could come to work.

"It just cracks me up," Shaffer told us.

Stark's mother, Erin, said the first time he was at the facility he text to ask her if he could stay. He said he spends four to six hours there when he can to help. Stark is building plenty of memories to keep his grandmother's spirit at heart.

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