This month for the LBDA Volunteer Corner, I would like to highlight a special volunteer. Samantha Komulainen-York has a personal connection to Lewy body dementia (LBD) and is excited about volunteering with the Lewy Body Dementia Association. As an added bonus she is going to participate in the Miss Maine pageant in June of 2013 and in honor of her grandmother she has chosen an LBD platform.
Samantha says, “After losing my grandmother to LBD this past September, I feel it is my duty to spread awareness about this devastating disease and share her story. As I represent my beautiful Lakes Region community in this year’s Miss Maine pageant, I will be doing just that! My platform is “Keeping Our Memories Close; Lewy Body Dementia Awareness,” and my goal is to make some noise and get people talking about what we can do to stop this disease in its tracks. Awareness starts with a voice, and I have a pretty loud one!”
We congratulate her and wish her well in the upcoming competition!
Volunteering with LBDA
Do you know someone who is interested in volunteering with LBDA? Are you already an LBDA volunteer? Please consider the following information about our volunteer training classes.
Please Note: All times are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
LBDA Volunteer Orientation: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 from 2:00-3:00 PM EDT
ALL LBDA training sessions, including the role specific trainings (LBD Caregiver Link, Support Group Facilitator, and Community Fundraising Event Training) are also offered on a one-on-one basis upon request. For more information, contact Toy Scaife-Rooks at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 404.935.6444 ext. 104.
We Want Your Feedback
LBDA is testing a new training method. For your convenience, we will be recording some training and presentations. The first presentation, “LBD: When It Isn’t Alzheimer’s,” provides attendees with an overview of Lewy body dementia in easy-to-understand language. To view this presentation, please click here. To help ensure that LBDA continues to provide quality education and services to our constituents, please provide feedback by clicking here.