This week we are featuring Sharon Livingstone. Sharon is a member of our Board of Directors and an active community member.  Sharon is a Gerontologist and Consultant with Drackley, Livingstone & Associates.

As a gerontologist Sharon’s interest is in successful ageing, she is the chair of the Cambridge Council on Aging. She works with families and non-profits to create an age-friendly community. Sharon has three grand teens and a wonderful Dandie Dinmont Terrier. She is an avid golfer and community volunteer. She is a member of the  Board of Director for St Luke’s Place and the for Community Foundation. She is also a member of Solutions to Poverty Waterloo Region and Wellbeing Waterloo Region. In addition, she coordinates the Emergency Department volunteers for Cambridge Memorial Hospital and does a regular shift in the Emergency Department.

We chatted with Sharon about her involvement with the foundation and our community.

Tell us how you are involved with the Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation?

I am a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Governance Committee.

What brought you to the Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation?

I was recruited by the former Executive Director to serve based on my non-profit experience and broad-based experience with non-profits in Cambridge & North Dumfries.

What is your favorite thing about the Cambridge and/or North Dumfries Community Foundation?

My favorite thing is that our community is small enough to know many people by name and is large enough to support interesting and innovative ideas.

What are your hopes for the future of our community?

My personal goal is to see our community designated as age-friendly under the World Health Organization. The work to be designated was completed in 2013, updated in 2016 and the Cambridge Council on Aging continues to ensure this work is moving forward. Age-Friendly communities ensure successful and healthy living for everyone from 3 months to 103.

Thank you, Sharon, for all you do for our community!