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Institute for Aging

History

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.

Priorities  

  • 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


Institute Members

Demetra Antimisiaris Pharm. D.

Institute for Optimal and Sustainable Aging - U of L

 

Julie A. Branham

Adult Day Healthcare Representative

 

Ron Bridges

AARP Representative                                     

 

Richard Collins

Banking and Business – Rural –Jessamine Co.

 

Patricia Lee Collinsworth

Mental Health – Eastern KY

 

Keith Knapp Ph.D.

Nursing Facilities

 

Esther Hurlburt, RN

Private Geriatric Case Manager- Central KY

 

Dr. 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, PhD

Gerontologist UK

 

Jeffrey Jay Rubin

Livable Communities - Berea

 

Jane Thibault, Ph.D

Senior Advocate - Gerontologist

Emeritus U of L

 

Last Updated 10/13/2014
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