Please introduce yourself to your neighbors.
My name is Carrol. Retired social worker. I was born in New York, but grew up in Louisiana. I relocated to Florida to be closer to other family members.
How many years have you lived in Lealman?
I bought my home in Lealman in 1995 and have enjoyed living in it throughout the years.
What organizations are you involved in?
I was able to get my Master of Social Work degree from the University of South Florida in 2007. I do still enjoy attending classes through USF Senior Auditor program – Philosophy-Acting & Art few classes I’ve done. I enjoy riding my bike to the YMCA’s Silver Sneakers exercise class that is offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays.
What gets you out of bed every day?
What is one thing you’ve seen change for the better in Lealman in the last few years?
The amount of overdue home improvements— roofs replaced. The monies extended from Pinellas County & Rebuilding Tampa Bay are seen in the neighborhood homes. The little side roads have been resurfaced – improvements on 54th Ave continues & new Lealman road signs installed – they look so nice. Neri Park is seeing improvements and I’ve enjoyed attending the festivals that were held there.
What’s next for you?
Continue to enjoy my community activities YMCA silver sneakers, festivals, and riding my bike around Joe’s Creek. I’m hopeful a dog park will be close by soon.