My octogenarian mother, Betty Kogen, is a dynamo and a true patriot. She’s 85 years old and woke up at 5 a.m. to get ferried to her station at a voting poll in Westport, Conn. She’ll be there ALL day until the polls close and a cab comes to pick her up at 8:30 p.m. “I love helping at the polls because it’s a way to be part of democracy.” she said. Betty has been committed to doing community service for more than 60 years — she was president of the Maplewood/South Orange League of Women Voters, on the school board, head of the PTA, on the board of the Maplewood Historical Society and the New Jersey Symphony, and until recently was a hospital volunteer. She was even voted “Woman of the Year” in Maplewood! Betty is a giver.