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Umf Senior Helps To Stem Loneliness Among Elderly

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FARMINGTON — University of Maine at Farmington graduating senior Abbie Hartford, from Jay, has created a community-wide program to help stem the loneliness the elderly experience when living in a group home.

A psychology major and longtime advocate for community service, Hartford created the UMF Senior Buddy program in an effort to spark student interest in working with the ageing population.

Hartford was amazed at how her fellow students responded to the volunteer opportunity. Within a short while, she had 50 students with majors across the curriculum volunteering an hour a week at four Farmington facilities.

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FARMINGTON — University of Maine at Farmington graduating senior Abbie Hartford, from Jay, has created a community-wide program to help stem the loneliness the elderly experience when living in a group...

 

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