Please join us in congratulating Gloria on being in this month's TCOA volunteer spotlight! Gloria was recognized as the Michigan Senior Citizen of the Year in 2021, and has been a friend of TCOA's for many years. From TCOA's Tammy Lemmer: "Gloria is a passionate advocate for TCOA and the seniors we support. She brings great ideas, and even more importantly, she invests her time and talents and takes action in support of those ideas."
In Gloria's own words: "The majority of my working experience was in business, whether working with my husband, Sonny, in his family business or working on my real estate career. My love for seniors came from watching my Mom and her two sister age. I lovingly referred to them as my 'Three Musketeers.'
By their example, they showed me what really was important as we age. Family, community service and living an independent life with dignity is the legacy they left for me. There was no surprise that I gravitated to TCOA, first representing Eaton County on TCOA’s Advisory Council and now representing Ingham County on TCOA’s Advisory Council. I am on AARP’s Leadership team and the MSU Age-Alive Leadership Council. I founded Delta Township Senior Council. I love walking, healthy cooking, reading mysteries, puzzling and having conversations on the importance of community service as it is the most powerful thing you can do as we age for our health and wellbeing."