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Jay Shery honored as senior citizen of the year

CULVER CITY — Jay Shery has been chosen Senior of the Year for the city of Culver City.

Shery will be honored at the May 13 City Council meeting, at the Los Angeles County Older Americans Recognition Day program May 23 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles and at the Older Americans Month Party at the Culver City Senior Center May 24.

A chiropractor, Shery moved his practice to Culver City from Burbank in 1991 and has been an active member of the community ever since.

He joined the Exchange Club in 1992, and has served twice as club president, served on the board of directors for 16 years and has been president of the charitable foundation since 2004. 

As president of the charitable foundation, Shery is responsible for raising funds to support the Child Abuse Prevention Center, the Culver City Youth Health Center, Culver Palms YMCA, and Culver City High School Community Scholarship program, through activities such as the Culver City Car Show and the annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show.

Shery was appointed to the Culver City Disability Advisory Committee in 2002, and has served as chairman continuously since 2004. Through his involvement, he was one of the initial organizers of the “Kids Carnival,” serving children with disabilities and their families, in the Culver City community.

Shery gives generously of his time to his two chosen professions, serving on the board of directors and as secretary of the California Chiropractic Association, and as a temporary judge for the Superior Court of Los Angeles County. 

Shery began his education in East Orange, New Jersey where he earned his bachelor of science degree in biology from Upsala College, in 1977. He continued to study medicine at the University of Rome and Cetec University Medical School, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, ultimately earning his doctor of medicine in 1982. 

By 1984, he was enrolled in the Los Angeles School of Chiropractic, where he was named to Delta Sigma, Honorary Scholastic Society of the Healing Arts. 

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