Chautauqua County Office for the Aging recently held its annual volunteer picnic in Mayville. The OFA volunteers assist with many programs, such as caregiver support, the ombudsman program and medical transportation. A special recognition was given to Jeanne Hatheway of Dewittville. Jeanne was honored as Volunteer of the Year. Jeanne has been with OFA since 1998. She serves as a long-term care ombudsman where she visits and advocates for people specifically at the Lutheran Retirement Home in Falconer. She is a friendly visitor to isolated people in the community. Jeanne also serves on the Long Term Care Council, providing vital input as a senior consumer representative. OFA considers Jeanne as true gem. Her humor, spirit and knowledge bring peace and hope to those she unselfishly serves.