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Published on Mar 21, 2013
Rachal Hatton, LMSW, received her undergraduate education from the University of South Carolina in Women's Studies where she also earned her Masters of Social Work degree. She is the Director of the Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs at Senior Resources, Inc. In this position, she views her most important duty as stimulating high morale and fostering growth for her volunteers so that they can mobilize and assist others to have a more elevated quality of life. Prior to her current position, she worked with food insecurity among seniors, pet ownership support programs for seniors, and has also worked with seniors with ADARD. She has worked with crime victims, was the manager for her college radio station, and has been an editorial assistant for a craft magazine. She is interested in various social justice issues, and firmly believes that complex social problems require collaboration and creativity. Her professional aim is to motivate and engage others so that we can all be change agents in our communities by focusing on our strengths. In her spare time, she enjoys live music, puns, cooking for friends, playing with her two "bagle" rescues—half beagle, half bassets named Bitsy and Chompers—and doing random acts of kindness! For more information about these and other programs that serve our community, please visit www.seniorresourcesinc.org and www.nationalservice.gov
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