Celebrating Jennifer’s Impact as Community Engagement Manager

Jennifer was introduced to Neighbors Who Care in 2017 when her mom became a client and she started joining us for our weekly caregiver support group. 

In 2018 Jennifer had the opportunity to join our team as our Community Outreach Manager.  Her duties included volunteer recruitment; orientation; writing, editing, and designing the Care Connection newsletter; and planning the volunteer appreciation event and fall fair. 

Jennifer left NWC in the spring of 2019 when an opportunity to be part of the opening team at The Park at Copper Creek as their Active Living Director opened up.

Thankfully we had the gift of having Jennifer rejoin our staff in early 2021 as our Community Outreach Manager. She quickly stepped back into handling all the volunteer recruitment, orientations, and recognition events, but also added some new responsibilities.  Jennifer worked hard to help take NWC to the next level by brining educational and resource opportunities to the community.  These events included developing and executing our Aging Made Easier Conferences, as well as an event last summer called “A Conversation for Caregivers,” which was designed to address the needs of those in caregiving roles.  She was also active in the senior services networking realm and was able to cultivate new relationships with others who became strong supporters and friends of NWC. 

Jennifer’s flexible schedule at NWC allowed her to continue to support her mother’s needs however, it became time for Jennifer to make the bittersweet decision to leave Neighbors Who Care to become her mom’s fulltime caregiver.

In Jennifer’s own words: 

Being a part of NWC has meant so much to me as I know first-hand the impact that our volunteers have on our aging adult community. My own mother benefitted when she was a client, and I was honored to be able to support such a wonderful organization with amazing volunteers who selflessly serve our clients who want to remain safely and independently in their homes for as long as feasibly possible. I’ve met so many incredible, kindhearted people who give so much of themselves to others through Neighbors Who Care. I will miss being a part of this organization, as well as the dedicated staff and volunteers I’ve had the pleasure to work with along the way.

Thank you, Jennifer for all your hard work and efforts over the years, you will be truly missed.