The Milwaukee County Department on Aging has chosen Shorewood volunteer Judy Spencer to its Senior Citizen Hall of Fame. She will be recognized and honored at the Department’s 22nd annual Volunteer Recognition Event on Thursday, May 30. The Village of Shorewood showed its appreciation to Judy on Thursday, May 16 at Hubbard Lodge with the presentation the Spirit of Shorewood Award, which recognizes individuals who exemplify volunteerism in the community.
For more than a decade, Judy has been devoting her time and skills to enriching the lives of others. Her involvement, leadership and caring touch can be felt in countless intergenerational efforts. Just a few include: Shorewood Connects, which promotes senior-friendliness in the Village, Let the Sun Shine In, a Senior Resource Center support group for vulnerable older adults, the Memory Café, a welcoming place for persons with cognitive impairment and their caregivers.
Judy’s volunteerism goes far beyond Shorewood. A retired nurse, for many years she has spent her vacations on medical missions helping children and families in Central America. She shares stories and mementos of her volunteer adventures in programs at the Shorewood Village Center and in our grade schools, where she is involved in a Pen Pal program linking students with older adults.
Look for much more about Judy’s interesting volunteer life in an article in the summer issue of Shorewood Today Magazine… coming soon.
Please join us in congratulating and thanking Judy for her dedication and generous commitment to Shorewood. Every community needs a Judy Spencer and we’re grateful and fortunate to have her.