Older New Yorkers' Day
Communities of Strength: A Virtual Celebration on Nov. 5
Older adults contribute 495 million hours of volunteer service annually. They are delivering meals to neighbors in need, providing transportation to medical appointments, supporting civic organizations, answering the call as first responders ... and so much more.
During a special presentation on November 5 at 1 p.m., the New York State Office for the Aging celebrated Older New Yorkers' Day, honoring 86 older adults who are making a difference through volunteerism all across New York State.
Among you today are 86 honorees and their families, representing 52 counties across the state of New York, providing volunteer services to over 400 different organizations. You have given more than 2,000 years of service — more than 1 million hours — at an economic value of more than $28 million dollars over your lifetime of service. You have raised 205 children, 309 grandchildren, 99 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. You have over 6,000 years of family and life experience to share, along with more than 2,700 years of work experience. Make no mistake about it, older New Yorkers bring enormous intellectual, social and economic capital to the state of New York.
Western New York
Finger Lakes, Central New York and Southern Tier
New York City