Meet Gay Wellman: A Beacon of Inspiration in Alzheimer’s Support

In the vast landscapes of Alaska’s Copper River Basin resides a remarkable individual, Gay Wellman, whose story is nothing short of inspiring. At the age of 82, Gay continues to break barriers, breaking the concept of retirement.

Recently featured in Senior Voice Alaska, Gay’s journey as an Education Specialist at Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska (ARA) is a testament to her unwavering commitment to making a difference in the lives of those affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

Gay’s love affair with the Copper River Basin began in 1978, and she found her true calling in nursing, specializing in psychiatric care. Over the years, she transitioned into Alzheimer’s support, a field where she discovered her passion for helping families navigate the challenges and find joy in the journey. Gay’s extensive background and diverse experiences have uniquely positioned her to serve as an Education Specialist at ARA.

Gay plays a vital role in guiding families dealing with Alzheimer’s through the challenges they face. Her approach is rooted in empathy, laughter, and the belief that finding joy in the journey can make all the difference.

“Caring for others is not just a job; it’s a calling. I’ve found purpose in service, and through the laughter and shared moments, we discover the resilience to find joy in even the most challenging circumstances. It’s not about retiring; it’s about rewiring our hearts to contribute to something greater than ourselves.”
– Gay Wellman, Education Specialist

We are proud to have Gay Wellman as a member of our team. Her story is not just about working past retirement; it’s about finding purpose, making a meaningful impact, and inspiring others to do the same. We invite you to read the full article in Senior Voice Alaska to gain a deeper understanding of Gay’s incredible journey and the valuable insights she shares. In the world of Alzheimer’s support, Gay Wellman stands as a beacon of inspiration, reminding us all that there is strength, joy, and fulfillment to be found in the service of others.

If you or a loved one is navigating the challenges of Alzheimer’s or related dementias, we invite you to explore the wealth of resources available on our website. Whether you’re seeking guidance, support, or simply a connection with others who understand, Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska is here for you. Feel free to reach out; let’s navigate this path together, offering a helping hand and a source of hope to brighten the way.