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. 

Read the Program Book Learn about all 86 of our honorees

Who We Are Honoring
Remarks from NYSOFA Director Greg Olsen: An Excerpt

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.

READ THE COMPLETE REMARKS HERE

Regional Press Releases
Regional Press Releases

Western New York

Two Community Volunteers in Erie and Niagara Counties Honored for Their Exceptional Service on Older New Yorkers’ Day

Three Community Volunteers in Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties Honored for Their Exceptional Service on Older New Yorkers’ Day

Finger Lakes, Central New York and Southern Tier

Five Community Volunteers Serving Cortland, Schuyler and Tompkins Counties Recognized for Their Exceptional Service on Older New Yorkers’ Day

Five Community Volunteers in Monroe, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne Counties Honored for Their Exceptional Service on Older New Yorkers’ Day

Two Community Volunteers in Livingston County Honored for Their Exceptional Service on Older New Yorkers’ Day

Five Community Volunteers in Broome and Otsego Counties Honored for Their Exceptional Service on Older New Yorkers’ Day

Five Community Volunteers in Chemung, Steuben and Tioga Counties Honored for Their Exceptional Service on Older New Yorkers’ Day

Six Community Volunteers in Cayuga, Onondaga, and Oswego Counties Honored for Their Exceptional Service on Older New Yorkers’ Day

Mohawk Valley

Four Community Volunteers in Fulton and Montgomery Counties Honored for Their Exceptional Service on Older New Yorkers’ Day

Six Volunteers from Hamilton, Warren and Washington Counties Honored for Their Exceptional Service on Older New Yorkers’ Day

Two Community Volunteers in Herkimer and Oneida Counties Honored for Their Exceptional Service on Older New Yorkers’ Day

North Country

Three Community Volunteers in Essex and Franklin Counties Honored for Their Exceptional Service on Older New Yorkers’ Day

Four Community Volunteers in St. Lawrence and Lewis Counties Honored for Their Exceptional Service on Older New Yorkers’ Day

Capital District

Five Community Volunteers from Capital Region Honored for Exceptional Service on Older New Yorkers’ Day 

Four Community Volunteers from Columbia and Greene Counties Honored for Their Exceptional Service on Older New Yorkers’ Day

Hudson Valley

Seven Community Volunteers in Dutchess, Sullivan, Orange and Ulster Counties Honored for Their Exceptional Service on Older New Yorkers’ Day

Six Community Volunteers in Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties Recognized for Their Exceptional Service on Older New Yorkers’ Day

New York City

Bronx Resident Honored for Exceptional Service on Older New Yorkers’ Day

Three Community Volunteers from Brooklyn Honored for Their Exceptional Service on Older New Yorkers’ Day

Volunteers Honored for Exceptional Service in Manhattan on Older New Yorkers’ Day

Two Queens Residents Honored for Exceptional Service on Older New Yorkers’ Day

Two Staten Islanders Honored for Exceptional Service on Older New Yorkers’ Day

Long Island

Two Community Volunteers from Suffolk County Honored for Their Exceptional Service on Older New Yorkers’ Day