New board members for Alzheimer Society

Two community leaders  joined Alzheimer Society of Washington’s  board of directors. They will help guide the Bellingham nonprofit’s efforts to provide hope, support and resources to people of all ages that are affected by dementia related diseases.

Barry M. Meyers, a certified elder law attorney, a member of the local Elder Service Providers organization and has served on other non-profit boards in Whatcom County. Meyers has joined the Alzheimer Society board to share his expertise about legal issues that affect older adults.

Beverly Brownrigg also stepped in to serve on the board. After spending 11 years helping care for her husband while he lived in assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, she offers a unique perspective into the needs of local families and their care providers.

Meyers and Brownrigg will be working with fellow board members Josh Howell of Meadow Greens, long-time ASW volunteer, Josselyn Winslow, Jay Johnston of Bank of the Pacific, Glenda McLachlan, RN at PeaceHealth Adult Day Health Center, Melissa Nelson of Life Care Center of Skagit County, Whatcom County Sheriff Deputy George Ratayczak, retired business manager Greg Rice and Selena Vogel of Walgreens IV and RT Services.

The Alzheimer Society of Washington, founded in 1983, provides hundreds of hours of education and support each year. More information:  http://alzsociety.org/.

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