One’s lifelong passion for learning doesn’t stop during retirement years, as Chuck Lee continues to impact the Tallahassee community through his education initiatives and passion for volunteering.

The Ohio transplant gathered 20 years of rich experiences in counseling before retiring. Finding solace in Miami, he had the privilege of a “full practical experience” at Life Resources Counseling Center, as director for seven years. Through his academic focus on counseling, Chuck helped cultivate a safe space for growth and healing for a diverse population.

Next, Chuck and his family rooted themselves in Tallahassee, where he took on a new career role as part-time Coordinator of Judicial Affairs at Tallahassee Community College. He rounded out his professional career as the part-time Lifelong Learning Coordinator for the Tallahassee Senior Center.

During retirement, Chuck and Muriel have relocated to Westminster Oaks where he has been influential in furthering the arts, culture, and lifelong learning program within this active community. Hard-working, innovative, and always looking for an opportunity to get involved, Chuck developed his passion for serving by endeavoring to pursue all of his scholastic interests.

A multi-talented person, one might often find Chuck working on a new painting, sharing bits of wisdom in his blog, or helping Muriel tend to their flower beds.

Chuck’s civic engagement runs wide and deep, once serving as a full-time volunteer with Capital City Christian Church’s senior adult ministry. His influence spans many generations throughout the years.

Chuck married his high school sweetheart, Muriel, 57 years ago. He deeply values his family and exudes tremendous pride as he talks about his four children, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Asked how they kept love alive for so many years, Chuck responded: “Be flexible and work to remain on the same page,” he smiled. “Trite but true–communication and openness is the secret.”

His strong belief in being a doer drives his love for helping others. Living life to the fullest, Chuck Lee lives by this simple motto: Never give up.