Tracey Gibson – National Volunteer Week 2020 Spotlight

We are endlessly grateful to our volunteers for giving their time to better the lives of those impacted by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Our volunteers are truly the heart of the Alzheimer’s Association here in North Carolina.

In honor of National Volunteer Week 2020, we’ll be spotlighting a different volunteer from our Chapter each day. Today we are featuring…

Tracey Gibson
Statesville, NC

What brought you to volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association?

My husband, Creighton and I, own Home Instead Senior Care that has been serving seniors in Iredell and Alexander Counties since 2002. Over the past 18 years, we have seen the tremendous toll caring for loved ones with this disease takes. We see the everyday impact that this disease has on people with the disease and their families who are trying to manage day to day senior activities and a work/life balance.

What volunteer role(s) do you have with the Association?

Alzheimer’s Congressional Team Member for U.S. Congressman Ted Budd (NC-13)

Alzheimer’s Congressional Team Members are teams of volunteers committed to advocacy who help to raise their elected officials’ awareness of and support for the Alzheimer’s Association’s public policy goals. Each member’s efforts are crucial to the public policy success of the Association. They work with their team leaders (“Ambassadors”) and Alzheimer’s Association staff on advocacy assignments to advance the Association’s federal legislative priorities and build relationships with a designated member of Congress and staff.

What do you enjoy most about your volunteer role?

I enjoy sharing information that may teach someone how to best help a loved one that they may be struggling with providing care. I look forward to making an impact for the future of the next generation; helping help them prepare for a world without this devastating disease.

What piece of your role do you feel makes the biggest impact?

My biggest impact is being just one voice and as it is placed with many taking the same stand, letting our leaders know how devastating the disease is on their constituents, hopeful it is making a loud strong claim to the importance of help for Alzheimer’s.  Making an impression on the policyholders of today’s law that impacts results driven laws for the betterment of the families that are having to deal with Alzheimer’s disease.

If someone were considering volunteering with the Association, what would you say to them?

Over the past 30 years I have trained and worked with many volunteers. Your experiences and passions in life give a voice that is unique to you and when all volunteers come together united for the same cause, you can make change a difference in the lives of others for a better tomorrow. 

THANK YOU, TRACEY


Volunteers truly help move our mission forward. Interested in becoming a volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association in NC?
Visit alz.org/get-involved-now/volunteer or call 800-272-3900. 

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