After Lynn Silver’s mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Lynn wanted to get involved with the Alzheimer Society in some way. She sought out a volunteer opportunity and has now been a Support Group Facilitator with the Alzheimer Society for the past three years.
Lynn facilitates a Support Group at St Basil’s Ukrainian Catholic Church on Harcourt St in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The group meets the fourth Thursday of every month.
“I continue to volunteer because I know how challenging of an experience dealing with dementia is. People need a place where they can get information and have a safe place to vent. And that’s what support groups can do,” says Lynn.
Lynn feels like she’s using her skills wisely as a Support Group facilitator, and receives great support from Alzheimer Society staff to ensure she’s doing the best job she can. But perhaps most importantly, Lynn feels her volunteer experience is something her mother would be proud of.
“My mom was a strong community volunteer and I know she would appreciate the role I’m in,” says Lynn.
The Alzheimer Society of Manitoba thanks Lynn for her support and dedication.
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