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Delta Community Action honors Foster Grandparent & Senior Companion Program volunteers

DUNCAN, OK (KSWO)- Delta Community Action honored over 100 volunteers today but these aren't your typical volunteers. The Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Program is for seniors!

Foster grandparents work one on one with children in schools and head starts throughout 11 different counties across Southwest Oklahoma. Delta also has senior companion volunteers as well, where volunteers help other seniors stay out of nursing homes with activities or just helping them run errands.

The Program Director says the Foster Grandparent Program helps in more ways than one.

"It's so important, especially when our budgets are the way they are, to have that extra help come into the school system. It's also good for our seniors because they are able to get out and work with kids and stay active,” said Tina Casey.

And a special award was given to Miss Lucille Scoggins of Lawton. She's served the community for the last 20 years and retired in April. Scoggins is no longer volunteering but Delta invited her back to honor her 20 years of dedication to the program.

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