Sister Jerome to be inducted into Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

Sister Jerome Corcoran is joining more than 450 people who have been inducted since 1977

Sister Jerome Corcoran received the 2015 Pioneer Award.
FILE - Sister Jerome Corcoran, at a Pioneer Award ceremony in 2015.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WYTV) – Sister Jerome Corcoran is among 10 “remarkable older Ohioans” being inducted into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame next week in Columbus, according to the Ohio Department of Aging.

Corcoran is joining more than 450 people who have been inducted since 1977. The Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame honors those ages 60 and older who are native-born Ohioans or who have been Ohio residents for at least 10 years. Nominations are evaluated on the impact of current contributions or a continuation of work and accomplishments begun before age 60.

This year’s nominees range in age from 64 to 100.

Corcoran is a nun, educator and community activist, as well as a founder of the Millcreek Children’s Center, which she directed for 36 years, and the Youngstown Community School.

“Because aging is everybody’s business, the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame recognizes the many ways our elders continue to grow, thrive and contribute throughout their lives,” said Bonnie Burman, director of the department. “Sister Jerome Corcoran and the other inductees understand that we should not be defined by our age, but inspired by it. They set a stellar example for other Ohioans to follow and are a precious resource for our state, nation and the world.”

The inductees will be recognized at a ceremony at the Ohio Statehouse on Thursday, May 19.

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