Glenna Godinsky

Glenna Godinsky, life enrichment liaison at Gail Borden Public Library District in Elgin, IL and a 2020 Library Journal Mover & Shaker—Community Builder, is a certified dementia practitioner with a background in special education, having run a non-profit organization for at-risk students for over a decade. With her team of twelve volunteers, Glenna designs and implements monthly programming for twenty-four senior/developmental care communities. A co-founder of the Elgin Memory Café and bilingual Café de los Recuerdos, she also led her city to earn the national recognition of Dementia Friendly Elgin, joined the Metropolitan Mayors' Caucus: Age-friendly Communities Committee, and TRIAD, a first-responder group for seniors and community organizations.