Over a hundred of Alachua County's senior citizens were cutting loose today. A luncheon at the Best Western Gateway Grand in Gainesville recognized members in the Foster Grandparent Program. Love, guidance, and a positive role model are just some of the qualities these volunteers embody.
The program is federally funded and was established in Alachua County in 1973. Volunteers serve throughout the county in child care centers, elementary schools, and after school programs.
They are accepting applications for new volunteers. Applicants must be Alachua County residents 55 and over. For more information and an application, contact the Foster Grandparent Program Office at 264-6757.
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