LAKE ARIEL -- Six people graduated from the PEER program at the Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Center and recently received certificates for their efforts from State Senator Lisa Baker and the Wayne County Commissioners.
The PEER program trains resident advocates to work with facilities, staff, and residents to enhance quality of care and quality of life.” The program was initiated by the Pennsylvania State Long-Term Care Ombudsman’s Office in an effort to assist long-term living residents in volunteering their time and expertise to self-advocate issues that will resonate for their PEERS.
Serving Seniors, Inc. is providing Ombudsman, Volunteer Ombudsman and PEER Program services to all Wayne County consumers of long-term care through a contract program with the Wayne County Commissioners through the Area Agency on Aging.
The PEER graduates are, seated from left, Lillian Cece, Jeanne O'Brien, Betty Klim, Minnie Martin and current PEER Nona Prozenka. Standing from left are Lina Phillips, Activities Assistant at Julia Ribaudo; Bernadette Jones, Ombudsman; Wendell Kay, Wayne County Commissioner; Mary Ursich, Wayne County Area Agency on Aging Director; Andrew Seder, of PA State Senator Lisa Baker’s Office; and Linda Korgeski, Ombudsman.
Absent from the photo are PEER graduates Geraldine Murphy and Vivian Sloss.