Judith Wenker

Independent Law Practice Professional

As every ElderHelp Board Member will tell you, wisdom is born of experience. The personal insight that comes from our collective experience guides our future decision-making, on both a personal and a professional level. It’s a gift we should generously share with those who follow in our footsteps, helping to clear the trail so that they might dive deeper and forge farther than we did.

This translates to board functions and responsibilities, too — the best nonprofit boards benefit from a thoughtful mix of life experience, age, and ideas.

Judith is our most seasoned board member, and one who shares her wisdom graciously and enthusiastically. She’s a prior Board President and Vice President, well-versed in our mission and our values. With a wealth of knowledge about the inner workings of ElderHelp at her fingertips, Judith helps initiate, inspire, and encourage new members when they join our board. She refers to herself as a “board ambassador,” with a mission of helping new board members put their particular knowledge and expertise to work in advocating for our seniors.

When Judith read about ElderHelp in the paper nearly 20 years ago, she was looking for a volunteer commitment she could really connect with. As she tells it, she wanted to volunteer with an organization that understood the importance of one-on-one visits with seniors, as she “was fast becoming one” herself. She felt that society had a tendency to “warehouse” seniors, which seemed counterintuitive to her. With all the wisdom and experience they have to offer, why not shine a light on them, and bring them to the forefront?

A former environmental attorney, overseas teacher, and member of the Women’s Environmental Council, Judith believes that while retirement may signal the end of our chosen career, it’s not the end of our work life, or our worth. She notes that many of ElderHelp’s volunteers are seniors themselves, and that seniors often take on new passions at retirement, much as she did.

Upcoming Events

5:30 pm Volunteer Orientation
Volunteer Orientation
Dec 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
An RSVP is required to attend this online orientation. To register, please click here. We look forward to hearing from you!
11:00 am Long-Distance Caregiving
Long-Distance Caregiving
Jan 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Caring for someone living with dementia from afar presents its own unique challenges. Join us to hear from the experts at Alzheimer’s San Diego and learn ways to stay in touch, how to stay informed, and how to be a helpful support and partner, even at a distance. To register, click here


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