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Stepp Enjoys Being A Senior Companion


Last updated 2/14/2018 at 3:35pm

Shortly after Transylvania County native Barbara Stepp retired from 30 years spent working at Transylvania Vocational Services, she realized that just hanging out with Harley, her pet sugar glider, wasn’t going to cut it.

“Sugar gliders are nocturnal,” Stepp said, “and I needed something to do during the day.”

She began helping a friend who could no longer manage some of the tasks of daily living by herself. When the friend told her about the federally-funded Senior Companion program, which pays people who meet its income guidelines and are over 55 to provide such help to othe...

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