Submitted by the Orcas Senior Center.
The Orcas Senior Center non-profit is thrilled to welcome Jim Glozier as the new Companion Services Coordinator. This program currently encompasses both Hearts and Hands and Buddy Check-In. Glozier has the background and experience that will allow the OSC to expand the program to more services over the coming years.
This experience includes more than 30 years in the non-profit field, beginning with working with parents of children with disabilities in Wisconsin. Subsequently, he worked as Co-Executive Director for the Tri-County Patriots for Independent Living in Southwestern Pennsylvania. There, he helped seniors and people with disabilities through advocacy and training. This work entailed building a national in-home attendant care program. After that, it was on to Chicago for Access Living, where he helped develop housing policy, with a focus on providing housing options and understanding the barriers to moving people from nursing homes and institutions back into the community.