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The Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) of Luzerne/Wyoming Counties recently celebrated the New Year with a luncheon at the Genetti Hotel and Conference Center. Each Foster Grandparent received an FGP first aid kit. Trula Hollywood, executive director, Area Agency on Aging, reported on several scenarios and statistics, demonstrating the strong impact of the local Foster Grandparent Program and its members. During the past year, the local Foster Grandparents provided more than 132,000 hours of service to special needs children. For more information on the Foster Grandparent Program, please call Kathy Dwyer or Mary Lou Zerfoss at 822-1158 or 1-800-252-1512. At the luncheon, from left, first row: Mary Lou Zerfoss, director, FGP, and Theresa Van Fossen, Wyoming Valley West. Second row: Mary Ann Groblewski, Wyoming Valley West; Patty Spanuolo, Wilkes-Barre Head Start; Bruce Waugh, Edwardsville Head Start; Roberta Toloczko and Pat Smith, Wyoming Valley West; Kathy Dwyer, coordinator, FGP; and Rachel Jones and Mary Ann Cope, Wyoming Valley West.


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