Volunteer Profile - Chrissy Semple

Chrissy has been volunteering with the Alzheimer Society going on seven years.  She currently helps out in reception and takes care of the recycling for us.  In the past she has also helped out with some of our special events.  A volunteer by trade these days, Chrissy also volunteers for her church and the Thunder Bay 55+ Centre and formerly, was involved for many years with the Red Cross (Fort William) and Bethammi Nursing Home.

Chrissy enjoys spending time with the people that work in or visit our office.  She loves our library and has read almost every personal story in our collection!  Staying involved with the Alzheimer Society is important to Chrissy because her family has been touched by dementia and she really wants to give back to her community.  It gives her a “sense of contribution” and helps her to “pay it forward”.  She believes that with volunteering, you get back more than you give.

When she isn’t volunteering, Chrissy enjoys spending time with her family which includes three children, six grandchildren and two dogs that she regularly sits for.  She also likes to read, bake and play bridge.

Last Updated: 11/08/2017