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Foster grandparent inspired new Senior Companion chief

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on January 13, 2013 1:50 AM

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Lisa Pence, new Senior Companion Program administrator with WAGES, smiles while talking about her foster grandparent, Bessie Hartman, whose photo she keeps in her office. Miss Pence credits her relationship with Hartman as one reason she cares so much about the senior population.

As a child growing up in Stevens Point, Wis., Lisa Pence didn't envision herself working with the elderly. But an unexpected pairing changed the course of the life of the woman who would become Wayne County's new administrator of the...

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