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Sen. May honored for commitment to helping New York seniors

Sen. Rachel May stands behind a podium as two others stand on each side of her.
Scott Willis
Sen. Rachel May of the 53rd Senate District delivers an address to supporters.

The Statewide Senior Action Council is honoring a local state senator with a lifetime achievement award as part of its 50th anniversary.

Sen. Rachel May represents the 53rd Senate District and serves as chair of the State Senate Aging Committee. May is acknowledged for the extra time she dedicates to meeting with older New Yorkers, her work to increase funding for senior services and for improving visitation rights at nursing homes.

In a statement, the council's executive director Maria Alvarez said May has sponsored bills and helped to pass laws that have improved consumer protections for seniors.

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