Why I Volunteer: Meet Glen
1. Of all the places in Oxford County, why did you choose to volunteer with the Alzheimer Society of Oxford?
There are several organizations to volunteer for these days. The Alzheimer Society of Oxford was closer to me as family members were stricken with the dementia disease. It only seemed fitting to "give back" to a strong "local" organization that provided support in our time of need.
2. How long have you been a volunteer with the Alzheimer Society of Oxford? And what volunteer positions are you currently involved with at the Alzheimer Society of Oxford?
My connection with Alzheimer Oxford goes back over 15 years, of which the last 8 + years, allowed me the opportunity to assist with fundraising events and more gratifying being a Volunteer Companion for 4 years and then 4 years sitting on the Alzheimer Oxford Board for 4 years being a Past President and currently a Director .
3. What impact has volunteering at the Alzheimer Society of Oxford had on you?
The greatest impact of the Society was helping other dementia families, either the person with dementia or their caregiver, by giving of my volunteer time to help them out during their struggle with the disease. To be able to discuss "hands on" encounters along with updated education on dementia , it went a long way on relieving some of the stress and frustration on those families.
4. Is there anything you would like to say to encourage others to volunteer for the Alzheimer Society of Oxford?
Everyone has some time, somewhere in their schedule, to volunteer. I would encourage you to belong to a solid family, the Alzheimer Society of Oxford. Take the opportunity to experience the personal gratification yourself, my words alone are only your starting point.