HONESDALE -- Three people living at Ellen Memorial Health Care Center recently graduated from a state training program for resident advocates.
Serving Seniors Inc. conducted a PEER (PA Empowered Expert Residents Program) Training Nov. 14 to teach resident to work with facilities, staff and residents to enhance quality of care and quality of life for their "peers." 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. provides Ombudsman, Volunteer Ombudsman and PEER Program services to all Wayne County consumers of long-term care through a contract with the Wayne County Commissioners through the Wayne County Area Agency on Aging.
PEER Graduates, seated from left, Sheila McCabe, Peggy Lundquist and Lisa Taylor received congratulations from a number of officials on hand, standing from left, Ombusman Linda Korgeski, Andrew Seder of State Sen. Lisa Baker's Office, Ellen Memorial Administrative Assistant Elise Burlein, Commissioner Wendell Kaye, Serving Seniors Executive Director Mary Anne Maloney-Evans, EMHCS Administrator Shira Ramirez, Activity Director Vicky Bradshaw, Ombudsman Bernadette Jonesdae, County Aging Director Mary Ursich.