Meet Lisa Wright
Lisa Wright isn’t sure how she would have navigated her mother’s journey with dementia without the Alzheimer Society of Oxford.
“We went to all the classes on Tuesday nights. I wouldn’t have survived without (family support worker) Judi Restemeyer, laughing and crying,” she said.
It was the sense of support and camaraderie at those meetings that stands out to Lisa.
“To sit with other people who were going through all the same stuff was tremendous,” she said.
Lisa’s mom was diagnosed in the early 2000s. She called the Alzheimer Society to get some help. A few years later, Lisa decided that she wanted to pay forward all the help she received.
“I wanted to do something to give back,” she said.
Lisa is a whiz in the kitchen, so she helps the organization by baking for special events or fundraisers.
“That’s easy. I just love baking,” she said.
Lisa proves that opportunities to volunteer at the Alzheimer Society of Oxford are endless. Baking fits her life, her schedule, and taps into a hobby she loves.
“I’ve volunteered taking money at the Walk before, but mainly it’s baking,” she said.
It’s a great way to support and sustain the organization that guided her family through a challenging time.
“The help and support that you get is life changing,” Lisa said. “It really is.”