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Senior Companion program encourages friendship

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on December 28, 2010 1:46 PM

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Senior Companion Jessie Whittaker, left, shares a laugh with Goldsboro resident Lula Carlson. Senior Companions is a federally funded program operated by WAGES, matching up volunteers to support the elderly. Ms. Carlson said she enjoys the friendship she has cultivated with Ms. Whittaker in the five years they have known each other.

For senior citizens, just a short visit from someone who cares can make the day a lot brighter. And for more than 35 years, the Senior Companion program has been doing just that, making life a little easier for...

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