Marissa Henrickson, Recreation Specialist with the Washington County Health Center in Arden, gets Elva Klinefelter, 92, involved in the balloon game in the Alzheimers unit in the Washington County Health Center in Arden.
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Marissa Henrickson, right, Recreation Specialist with the Washington County Health Center in Arden, jokes with Marie Eckles, 85, with Colleen Mansfields, program aide in the background inside the Alzheimers unit in the Washington County Health Center in Arden.
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Marissa Henrickson, right, Recreation Specialist at the Washington County Health Center in Arden, keeps the colorful balloon in play as the residents bat it back and forth.
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Marissa Henrickson, right, Recreation Specialist with the Washington County Health Center in Arden, talks with Erma Martello, 87, in the Alzheimers unit in the Washington County Health Center in Arden.
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Presbyterian SeniorCare facilitator Rena Tatka, left, listens as members of an Alzheimer’s support group discuss their difficulties. Tatka encourages those with friends or family members who have dementia to seek a support group for guidance and en
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Angela Barner, right, talks to support group leader Ilene Richezza during a meeting at Golden Living Center in Waynesburg.
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Andrea Costello, left, supervisor of TRIPIL’s Direct Care Program, and Kathleen Kleinmann, CEO of TRIPIL, talk with Jason Zubovic, training coordinator, at the training center next to the YWCA in Washington.
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Betty Brooks offers a sip of water to her mother, Anna Snatchko.
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Andrea Costello


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