Michelle, Senior Companion

michelle-rurkaMichelle’s first experience with Alzheimer’s was with her father. “It is a heartbreaking disease,” says Michelle. “I learned to be patient, understanding and not to argue.” Michelle volunteered Syracuse Home for about a year.

Michelle has a bachelor’s degree from Kean University in New Jersey. She lives in Baldwinsville with her husband and Chinese Crested Powder Puff, Bogey. She enjoys golf, SU football, basketball and gardening.