Doris Griffin was born in Cincinnati Ohio on the “Day of Infamy”, Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1930. She was married for 57 years to George F. Griffin, a retired Air Force senior master sergeant.

They have three children, Jim, Joy and John, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Doris worked as a band singer, Church Financial secretary, and religious education director. She was Mrs. Senior San Antonio in 1998.

Doris’ greatest contribution is serving as an advocate for seniors in San Antonio. She was director of the Jefferson Outreach for Older People over 27 years providing rides, meals and other services to seniors in the northwest quadrant. She became a member of the Texas Silver Haired Legislature (TSHL) in 2003 meeting with state elected officials to pass legislation benefiting San Antonio Seniors.  Doris helped create and co-host the TV show “Live Longer and Love It” for four and a half years, which informed seniors about key issues.

Other Accomplishments and Awards over the years include:

1999 – Vida do ORO award for enhancing the young and young at heart

2005 – Served on the San Antonio Express News Community Advisory Board.

2011 – Doris Received the Aging Well Award from the Texas Conference on Aging.

2016 – AACOG Award regional citizen of the year.

2017 – Keynote speaker at the Sage Symposium

She also received an award from Joe Strauss in Austin for Jefferson Outreach for Older People.

She was honored with a senior center in 2015 named after her, the Doris Griffin Senior Center.

She received Outstanding Support and Participation for COVID Relief from Blessed Angel  community center in 2021, and she currently serves on 2 boards in 2022. BSAC representing the Silver Haired Legislature on the Joint City /County Commission on elderly affairs from 2002-today 2022

She represents District 7 and is currently working with Dr. George Rapier and WellMed on a contract from 2020-2022.

Doris has traveled throughout the world, but is fortunate to be born in the USA and to be able to bring  more  life to the seniors of San Antonio.