NewsMay 27, 2021
Member Spotlight: Lee Lounsbury, Executive Director, Community Caregivers, Inc.
Community Caregivers was established in 1994 in Altamont, NY. Their mission is to enable individuals of all ages to maintain their independence, dignity, and quality of life within their homes and communities. Community Caregivers provides non-medical support services to those in need, such as transportation, assurance calls, shopping, light chores, and help with paperwork.
Services are offered to residents of the Albany County Towns of Guilderland, Bethlehem, New Scotland, Berne and Knox and the City of Albany in upstate New York. They support family caregivers with education, resources and, for some, respite from caregiving.
Community Caregivers has an expansive volunteer network, who have provided approximately 17,658 hours of services to nearly 1,161 clients in the communities they serve.
When Lee Lounsbury, Executive Director of Community Caregivers, was asked about her favorite part about living/working in the Capital Region she said: “It’s definitely the people. If there is a need in our community, there are people who will step up to address it. The Capital Region is big enough to have lots going on while being small enough to be a community that people can feel connected to.”
Lounsbury goes on to say that any time a client or volunteer talks about the difference Community Caregivers has made in their lives, even if it’s just a “little thing” that makes a big difference in someone’s life, she knows that her time has made a difference and an impact.
For more information on Community Caregivers, including more about their services or volunteer opportunities, visit communitycaregivers.org.