At the suggestion of his brother, Terry Lynch enthusiastically joined the St. Anne's Mead Board of Trustees in 2018. His brother, John, is a long-time advocate and champion of St. Anne's Mead and Past-President of the Board.
After serving as a Trustee and Vice President, Terry was unanimously voted President in December 2021. An attorney and mediator who began his career teaching hearing impaired children, Terry believes we are called to use our gifts to help as many people as possible. "We are all multi-faceted, and, even as I changed careers from teacher to attorney, I returned to teaching recently as a volunteer tutor at a neighborhood elementary school," said Terry.
Being a "Trustee"
Terry managed a law office of more than 20 attorneys, and asserts that leading a Board uses many of the same skills: diplomacy, organization and management. "Being a trustee means all our efforts should be directed towards the wellbeing of St. Anne's Mead residents as well as those involved in caring for them and keeping SAM viable," he said.
Assisted Living in the Future
When asked what he would like to see for the future of assisted living, and St. Anne's Mead in particular, Terry said, "I would like society to consider assisted living as a right every senior is entitled to, and that it includes care for physical needs, mental health and emotional well-being." He believes funding should be increased at the federal, state and local levels to support seniors and that everyone plays a role in ensuring seniors have well rounded care. "The deleterious effects of loneliness in the aged could be reduced by simply making it a routine part of community life to visit the elderly," he added.
St. Anne's Mead looks forward to Terry's visionary and steadfast leadership!