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2 Orleans residents honored in Albany

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 May 2013 at 12:00 am

Jim Hancock and Jean Shervin named ‘outstanding seniors’

Courtesy of State Sen. George Maziarz – State Sen. George Maziarz welcomed two Orleans County senior citizens to Albany on Tuesday when they and other “outstanding seniors” from throughout the state were honored in the state capitol during “Senior Recognition Day.” Jim Hancock, left, and Jean Shervin, second from right, were picked as representatives from Orleans for the award. They traveled to the capital with Orleans County Office for the Aging Director Melissa Blanar, right.

They have been tireless volunteers for many causes in Orleans County. Both Jim Hancock of Medina and Jean Shervin can be counted on to pitch in for many community projects.

They have been declared “Seniors of the Year” in Orleans County, and were recognized Tuesday in the state capitol as “outstanding seniors.”

Shervin volunteers at local blood drives for the Red Cross, serves with Hospice of Orleans County, and is active in many local organizations, including The Salvation Army, Community Action, Catholic Daughters, St. Vincent de Paul, the Albion Alumni Foundation, Office for the Aging, Holy Family Church and other community work.

Hancock is retired as director of the Job Development Agency in Orleans County.  He volunteers with the Medina Sandstone Society, the Medina Tourism Committee and Canal Task Force, United Way of Orleans County, Medina Lions Club, Medina’s Parade of Lights, as well as other projects.