Name: Judy Ford
Title: Executive Director
Organization: Sunshine House, Inc.
How did you become interested in this work?
In 1988 I helped Meals for the Elderly input their information on clients from 3×5 cards into a computer program. The comments I read on these cards opened my eyes to the needs of the senior adults living in my community. I became a driver and delivered meals to the same route for nine years.
What drives your passion?
I enjoy helping people.
Does your organization offer any programs other than home meal delivery? If so, what are they?
We have congregate meals in addition to home delivered meals.
What’s the biggest challenge in your work?
Making our dollars stretch to provide our client’s needs.
What’s the best advice that you have ever received?
When facing a problem, remember someone has had the same problem. It is how you deal with it that makes the difference.
Was there a client, volunteer, or poignant moment in your work that has had a great impact on you?
Learning that some seniors have no one to help them or check on them. Families are too busy to take care of their elderly parents.