Sheila Serbay Honored By Senator Seward

Seward Honors Sheila Serbay

For Promoting ‘Food vs. Fuel’ 

 Senator James L. Seward honors Sheila Serbay, one of five senior citizens recognized at the Office For the Aging Senior Citizen Day Celebration.  With her is Frances Wright, director of the Otsego County Office for the Aging.
Senator James L. Seward, left, honors Sheila Serbay, one of six senior citizens recognized at the Office For the Aging Senior Citizen Day Celebration. With her is Frances Wright, director of the Otsego County Office for the Aging.

ALBANY – Sheila Serbay, a SUNY Oneonta psychology professor who organizes the annual “Food vs. Fuel” drive for needy seniors, was honored by Sen. James Seward (R-Milford) as part of the New York State Office for the Aging 2015 Senior Citizens Day Celebration in Albany on Tuesday, May 5.

“Our senior citizens are vital community members who offer a great perspective on so many topics,” said Senator Seward.   “The extremely active seniors honored today fulfill significant roles – serving on local municipal boards, teaching our young people about community engagement, and contributing positively to our future.”

Along with honoring the local honorees the senate also adopted a resolution (J.1809) proclaiming May 5, 2015 as Senior Citizens Awareness Day in the State of New York.  The resolution reads in part:

 WHEREAS, The more than three million residents of New York State  60 years of age and older bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the increasingly  active  roles  they  play  in  today’s society; their past contributions and future participation are a vital part of, and valuable asset to, the fabric of community life and activity; and

WHEREAS, These senior citizens have contributed to the State by building and helping preserve the customs, traditions and ideals of the many ethnic groups that make up the mosaic of New York State.

“These honorees exemplify the great commitment, experience, and care that so many other senior citizens bring to their communities.  We would be lost without their expertise and I am truly impressed with their great accomplishments,” Seward concluded.