The Kentucky Institute for Aging was created in 1974 under KRS 194A.090 Citizen Advisory Bodies—Public Health Services Advisory and was amended in July 2000. The mandate of the Institute is “...to advise the Secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and other officials of the commonwealth on policy matters related to the development and delivery of services to the aged.” The institute operates in partnership with the Department for Aging and Independent Living.
Goals of the Institute
- Assess, review, and appraise services and programs for older adults within the commonwealth and nation.
- Recommend priorities for the state.
- Increase awareness within the commonwealth of issues related to aging.
- Fostering workforce development
- Increasing access to services
- Facilitating service program development
- Enhancing the quality of nursing facilities
- Generating revenue and program funding
- Promoting future planning
- Improving communication
- Disseminating information
- Encouraging innovation
Demetra Antimisiaris Pharm. D., Institute for Optimal and Sustainable Aging - U of L
Julie A. Branham, Adult Day Healthcare Representative
Ron Bridges, ARP Representative
Richard Collins, Banking and Business – Rural – Jessamine County
Keith Knapp, Ph.D, Nursing Facilities
Robert Raney Damron, Investment Banker
Esther Hurlburt, RN, Private Geriatric Case Manager - Central KY
Harold Laswell, Senior Advocate Lexington
William Michael Mansfield, DMD, Dental Health U of L
Vivian G. McNatton, Area Agency on Aging Director - Owensboro
Gale W. Reece, Senior Transit Advocate
Peggy Roll, Area Agency on Aging Director - Hazard
Graham Rowles, Ph.D, Gerontologist UK
Jeffrey Jay Rubin, Livable Communities - Berea
Jane Thibault, Ph.D, Senior Advocate - Gerontologist Emeritus U of L