Saturday, October 11, 2008


"Many seek, but few are chosen". This is the story of Delores Puzio, who was chosen to represent the State of Delaware in the upcoming Ms. Senior America 2008 Pageant. In an effort to have all 50 States and US territories represented in the annual pageants, Senior America, Inc. chooses only worthy and exceptional women to the position of At-Large State Delegate. This year, Dr. Al Mott bestowed that honor upon Delores in appreciation of her 10 year association with New Jersey Senior America. In his opinion, there was no finer lady who could represent the State of Delaware better than she.

Delores joins 45 other beautiful women from around the country, who will compete for the national title of Ms Senior America 2008. Many events are planned for the week of Sunday, October 19th through Friday, 24th at Harrah's in Atlantic City, which include: a Sunday Parade on the Boardwalk at 3:00pm, "Welcome To Atlantic City" show, Senior Health Expo with many opportunities for shopping, 2 Preliminary Shows, and the Final Competition. All shows are held in the Concert Venue Theater and will begin at 1:00pm. For information and tickets please log on to their website,, or call: (732)746-2598.

Delores presently serves as President of the New Jersey Senior America Cameo Club, in which she manages and oversees its many meetings, activities and events during the year. She performs with NJSACC, and continually manages to impress her audiences with great jazz tap dance routines. Her Cameo Club sisters lovingly nicknamed her the "energizer bunny". She is also involved in her church in Toms River, as teacher in the religious education program.

A professionally trained dancer, Delores had her own studio for many years. During that time, she trained many aspiring dancers and encouraged them to realize their dreams. Her advice to them was, "work with what you've got, and never be envious of others".

Delores believes that her most important accomplishment was raising their 4 children, and that she and husband Bob of 58 years were the epitome of soulmates. Even though Bob succumbed to Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, she made sure to let him know that he was never a burden.

NJSA, NJSA Cameo Club, and Senior America, Inc. are grateful to Delores for adopting the neighboring State of Delaware, and all wish her well in next week's Ms Senior America Pageant 2008. She is the ideal woman to "light the torch of awareness" in Delaware, which will hopefully lead to future pageants by the residents of that State. To read Delores' full biography, please log onto: Pageants/Map of New Jersey.

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