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WVU in the News: Healthy Grandfamilies Program coming to Preston County

Are you a grandparent suddenly raising a grandchild? Need help finding resources and services?

An eight-week Healthy Grandfamilies program will start March 3 at the Newburg Senior Center at 36 Morgantown Ave. The discussion group will meet from 5:45-8 p.m. The weekly Tuesday discussion groups will meet through April 21. Participants are welcome to come at 5:45 p.m. for dinner. Transportation and childcare are available, if needed.

The Preston County Grandfamilies Coalition is in the county thanks to the efforts of several groups. Partners include Bonnie Dunn with Healthy Grandfamilies from West Virginia State University, Audra Hamrick and a group of West Virginia University School of Public Health students, Preston County Senior Citizens, Terra Alta churches, the Preston Prevention Partnership, the Preston County Family Resource Network, After School Explorers, and Preston County Schools. The Caroline Haase Foundation also plays an important role with the coalition.

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