As we start out 2014, I would like to recognize and thank all the volunteers who help OFA either directly or indirectly throughout the year. Volunteerism seems to be a hallmark of our community, and I think it is what makes Western New York and specifically Chautauqua County a great place to live, work and play. Seniors who are frail and living on their own in the community rely on many people to help them so that they can continue to live as independently as possible in their own homes. Family members who provide daily or weekly assistance, neighbors who check in on them, and volunteers from many organizations who deliver meals, help get them to doctor appointments, and many other tasks that are necessary for daily living. We are very proud that OFA is able to touch so many lives each year, but it would not be possible without our community partners and many volunteers.