Volunteer Corner April 2014

Volunteers, We Salute You

April 6-12, 2014 is National Volunteer Week. This week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to serve their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together we can meet our challenges.

Joy Walker of Seattle, WA, was the recipient of the 2013 LBDA Volunteer of the Year award. Walker is a writer, hospice worker and bereavement counselor who also worked as a professional care manager for her father who was diagnosed with lewy body dementia (LBD). “Since all of the professionals and volunteers of the LBDA give so much in terms of their dedication and empathy, to receive their approval and commendation through this award means a great deal to me and is an affirmation of my hard work and desire to help other caregivers,” Walker said. Volunteers are the cornerstone of LBDA and are vital to raising awareness in the communities in which they live and work. Our volunteer team is made up of people throughout the country who give their time and expertise to help support the fight against Lewy body dementias. From the Board of Directors to Awareness Movement volunteers to Lewy Buddies, we cannot do this work without you! For this, we say THANK YOU!

Welcome New Volunteers

Please help me welcome LBDA’s newest Volunteers, Jennifer Pillion (telephone support volunteer) and Dr. Anne Albert (Forum Moderator) Thank you for your willingness to help LBD families. For more information on volunteering, please contact Toy Rooks at