Mineola, NY - Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announces that Daniel LeDonne is Nassau County’s 2018 Senior Citizen “Man of the Year.” Daniel was presented an award at the 44th Annual May Conference in Observance of Older Americans Month on May 18th at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale. The Nassau County Office for the Aging hosted 300 residents at this special event.
“I congratulate Daniel as Nassau County’s 2018 Senior Citizen ‘Man of the Year’,” said County Executive Curran. “Daniel is most deserving of this award for his dedication to helping seniors.” Daniel was born in New York and lived here until 1977. He and his wife moved to Connecticut where he and his partners started a business. In 1996, the business was sold, and he and his wife moved to Oregon and enjoyed traveling. He returned to New York in 2013 to be closer to his family. He wanted to volunteer to give back to his community, and for a short time, he volunteered at the Mary Brennan Inn in Hempstead. He ultimately found his calling at the Family and Children’s Association HIICAP Program helping seniors understand and access Medicare.
As a HIICAP Counselor he epitomizes the very best qualities a volunteer can possess. He developed forms and charts for his clients. Daniel states that the Medicare system can be very confusing at times, and providing the correct information is key. The most rewarding thing about volunteering is knowing you are helping people and the unexpected satisfaction when seeing positive results.