Two Allegany County residents honored by the State Office for the Aging for volunteerism

Two Allegany County Office for the Aging volunteers have received state recognition this month during a New York State Older New Yorkers’ Day observance.

John Arthur of Belfast, a volunteer transportation program driver for the past dozen years, and William Hamlin of Wellsville, a member of the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program for the past eight years, are included in an Age My Way booklet being published by the New York State Office for the Aging in recognition of volunteerism by older adults.

“Our mission is to help older New Yorkers be as independent as possible for as long as possible through advocacy, development, and the delivery of person-centered, consumer-oriented, and cost-effective policies, programs, and services that support and empower older adults and their families, in partnership with the network of public and private organizations that serve them,” according to the state agency.

Details on the backgrounds and efforts of the two Allegany County volunteers, along with others who were recognized throughout the state are available at
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