Meeting the Salute to Seniors Honorees in Person
Over the past couple of months we've been spotlighting deserving seniors in a feature we call Salute To Seniors, honoring seniors for the things they have done in their lives and continue to do. Along the way we've told you some incredible stories about people right here in Western New York.
On Wednesday we got a chance to meet those seniors at a luncheon at the Protocol Restaurant. Among the people we met were:
- A man who has been a volunteer firefighter for over 70 years.
- A woman who has helped raise over $1 million for Eastern Niagara Hospital in Lockport.
- An 80-year old woman who's a breast cancer survivor who teaches Zumba classes and opened her own chocolate company.
- A man who was a high school science teacher and later wrote high school science text books.
- A woman who had considered becoming a nun, but ended up with four children and tons of grandkids who has also been active in volunteering her time for all kinds of community needs.
- And an 87-year old woman who insists on mowing her lawn and shoveling her driveway on her own.
All very vibrant and interesting people who we thank for their service, their inspiration and their leadership. They were all amazing and it was great to meet them all during a very nice luncheon.
Each of them will enjoy a one-year subscription to American Senior Magazine and a package of other prizes.