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Posted on: April 23, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Town Board Honors Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions in Celebration of National Service Day


Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer recently joined with members of the Town Board to honor representatives from the Federation of Organizations’ Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs in celebration of National Service Day. Supervisor Schaffer and the Town Board thanked them for their commitment to community service and presented them with an official Town Proclamation.

As part of the Foster Grandparent program, seniors provide one-on-one assistance and tutoring to children in schools, Head Start centers and pre-schools across Suffolk County. There are currently 27 Foster Grandparents helping out in nine schools within the Town of Babylon. The Senior Companion program allows volunteers over the age of 55 to assist in providing friendship and support to elderly residents who may be frail or disabled.

Pictured from left to right are Councilwoman Jacqueline Gordon; Lucy Caracciola, Senior Companion; Dorothy Nelson, Foster Grandparent; Lucille DeVivo, Foster Grandparent; Jeanette Ingenito, Foster Grandparent; Eileen Terner, Forster Grandparent; Elnora Walker, Senior Companion; Rose Rosino, Supervisor, Foster Grandparent Program; Barbara Faron, Chief Executive Officer of the Federation of Organizations; Supervisor Schaffer; Receiver of Taxes Corinne DiSomma; Town Clerk Carol Quirk; and Councilman Tom Donnelly.

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