(Extensions of Remarks - May 23, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E742]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                         OLDER AMERICANS MONTH


                         HON. DANIEL B. MAFFEI

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                         Thursday, May 23, 2013

  Mr. MAFFEI. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in recognition of Older 
Americans Month.
   Every year since 1963, May has been a month to honor older Americans 
and highlight the value that senior citizens contribute to our 
   The theme for Older Americans Month 2013 is ``Older Americans: 
Connecting the Community.'' Older Americans are more active in 
community life than ever before and continue to make a significant 
impact across the region. Our seniors are mentoring the leaders of 
tomorrow, taking to heart the need for intergenerational learning to 
guide and inspire young minds.
   In my Congressional District, we are lucky to have many older 
Americans embracing their role in building connections for the 
community. I want to recognize individuals who were recently honored by 
the Cayuga County Legislature as Senior Citizens of the Year: Trudy 
Buxenbaum of Aurora, Joni Lincoln and Anita Messina of Port Byron, and 
Betty Miller of Auburn.
   I appreciate this opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of 
older Americans in New York's 24th District and applaud the Cayuga 
County Office for the Aging for its efforts to enhance the quality of 
life for seniors and encourage them to share their lifetime of 
experience with those around them.