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New York State Office for the Aging
Honors Seniors on May 7, Senior Citizens' Day

Each May as part of the national Older Americans Month, NYSOFA celebrates older New Yorkers at a Senior Citizens' Day event in Albany. This year's theme, set by the Federal Administration on Community Living/Administration on Aging, is "Unleash the Power of Age." It recognizes the social, intellectual and economic contributions of older individuals through civic engagement and volunteerism to address pressing social and community needs. The honorees were chosen by their county's Office for the Aging. Read the press release to learn more about the event.

Read the governor's proclamation announcing Older Americans Month 2013.

Browse through the pictures from the event.(External Link)

Watch the Reflections on Volunteer Service video (External Link) on our You Tube page. This video was produced by NYSOFA and shown during the Senior Citizens' Day Recognition event.

Weekly Spotlight On Older New Yorkers

Each week in 2013, NYSOFA will "shine the spotlight" on a few of the older adults honored at our 2013 Senior Citizens' Day event. There are some amazing stories to tell! You can find the weekly spotlights featured so far linked below, or please click here to view full commemorative booklet created for Senior Day 2013. Congratulations to all of the award winners!