PEER Graduation Exercises

Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, standing right, participated in the graduation ceremony for residents from St. Mary’s Villa Nursing Home who participated in the instructional Pennsylvania Empowered Expert Resident (PEER) Program. PEER, which began in 2002, trains residents of long term living facilities across Pennsylvania on their rights to advocate for themselves and others in the home.

Seated, l-r, Florence Koll, Arlene Perrotti, Sheila Baumann, and Agnes Rable. Standing from left, Lois Semenza, Volunteer Ombudsman; Carrie Mikolosko, Activity Director at St. Mary’s Villa Nursing Home; Linda Korgeski, Lackawanna County Ombudsman; and Commissioner O’Malley.

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