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  • DeMay and Nussbaumer receive state recognition

  • Two Wayne County residents were recognized by the State Office of the Aging, the state Senate and the state Assembly on May 7 as part of National Older Americans Month.

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  • Two Wayne County residents were recognized by the State Office of the Aging, the state Senate and the state Assembly on May 7 as part of National Older Americans Month.
    Dorothy DeMay of Newark and David Nussbaumer of Palmyra received recognition during a luncheon for their many years of volunteer work. The event celebrated senior citizens from around the state who donate their time and talent to many causes. The theme of this year’s event was “Release the Power of Age.”
    DeMay and Nussbaumer were also recipients of legislative resolutions that noted their many activities and their continued willingness to contribute to their communities.
    DeMay has been helping people most of her life. She is active in the First United Methodist Church of Newark, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital and several area nursing homes. She also volunteers to read with children and to serve meals during the summer lunch programs at local schools. She has done financial counseling and drives seniors to doctors’ appointments. She is involved in the RSVP Program through Wayne CAP. DeMay said she volunteers “to be useful to people and to keep life interesting.”
    Nussbaumer is the recently retired chairman of the Senior Advisory Committee of Wayne County and has served on the committee for many years. He is a member of the Palmyra Town Board and is the past chairman of the Republican Party in Palmyra. Nussbaumer is also a member of a gun owners group, a past member of Rotary and the Junior Chamber of Commerce. When his sons were youngsters, he was a Boy Scout troop leader. Nussbaumer said being a positive presence in someone’s life makes volunteering worthwhile.
    “Dorothy and David are great examples of the theme of the celebration,” said Assemblyman Oaks, R-C, Macedon. “Both are extremely active in Wayne County as volunteers, as well as advocates for senior citizen issues. I am proud to have them as residents of my district.”
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