Office for the Aging


Wayne County Honorees

Dorothy DeMay is in her 80's, and lives in Newark, NY.

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Dorothy most undoubtedly has been involved in helping people her whole life. She has been active in her church, at the hospital, and nursing homes, read with children at local schools, served summer lunches to kids, did financial counseling, helped with fundraisers, and even drove to Seneca County to volunteer. And all this has been since 2004! We can only imagine what she did before she connected with the RSVP program.

She still makes nursing home visits, and drives older ones to their doctor appointments in her own car. This is a great service, and helping people remain in their own homes, living independently, even if they have limitations.

In December 2003 she applied to volunteer with RSVP.

Dorothy stated. "I love to read, would like to encourage others". Her first volunteer assignment was reading with children at Perkins Elementary School in Newark.

She once wrote, "Most of us volunteer because we want to be useful and help people, because it keeps life interesting."

David Nussbaumer was born and raised in New York. He has been married to Sue Wilson for nearly 50 years. He has 3 children and 16 grandchildren who keep him very active and he is very involved and active in their lives.

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David is the immediate past Chairman of the Senior Advisory Committee of Wayne County, where he has served for many years. He is the Town Councilman of Palmyra, and the past Chairman of the Town Republican Party. He was active in scouting with his boys when they were old enough to participate in Boy Scouts more than 40 years ago. David is a member of a gun owners group, past Chair of Wayne County SCAC, past member of the Rotary club and of the Junior Chamber of Commerce.

What stands out most about David is that is in all his roles, he is a strong advocate for senior citizens in Wayne County and very deserving of being recognized for his years of volunteering. David feels his greatest rewards are the feelings he gets from helping fellow human beings. He feels that just being a positive presence in someone's life makes it all worth it.