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Crystal Waters celebrates PEER program graduates with ceremony

March 22, 2013

(Photo by Destiny Pifer/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

Six residents from the Crystal Waters Personal Care Home recently celebrated with a small graduation ceremony.

The residents recently completed the PEER program (Pennsylvania's Empowered Expert Residents), which provides training to residents of long-term facilities.

These residents have been trained to become advocates who will help to improve the environment for their fellow residents.

Pictured are (front, from left) Ray Sourwine; Ted Pikel; Blaine Crooks; (back) Dorrie Taylor, PA State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Office; Aggie Edgar; Gladys Cassidy; Arlene Zbur; and Roxann Tyger, of Aging Services, Inc.

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