Positive Maturity was established in 1970 by the Independent Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama. As one of the first senior organizations in Jefferson County, Positive Maturity was created to assess and meet the needs of the aging population. Soon after the creation of Positive Maturity, the state of Alabama created local Area Agencies on Aging to take the lead in serving the basic needs of the aging population and Positive Maturity refocused its' mission to keep the aging population actively engaged in their communities and living independently for as long as possible. In 1972, Positive Maturity became a United Way partner and a proud sponsor for Senior Corps programs (RSVP, Senior Companion, and Foster Grandparent Volunteer Program) through the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Positive Maturity Staff
Penny Kakoliris, Executive Director
Marie Freeman, Chief Finance Director
Barbara Smith, Assistant Finance Director
Keith Dunn, Communications Coordinator
Debra Brown, Administrative Assistant/Receptionist
Sandra Smith Geriatric Social Service Information/Referral and MedAssist
LaQuita Smith, SCP Director
Gloretha Watkins, SCP Coordinator
Deborah Gaddis, FGP Director
Cormelia Donnell, FGP Coordinator
Sandra Sporman, AWARE Coordinator
LaRue Lockhart, RSVP Director
Johnna Pannell, Blount Co. RSVP Coordinator
Juanita Macon, Jefferson Co. RSVP Coordinator
Marvin Copes, Shelby Co. RSVP Coordinator
Cindy Smith, Walker Co. RSVP Coordinator
PJ Vining, RSVP Data Entry Coordinator
June Brown, Shepherd Center Director
Ed Myles, Shepherd Center Site Manager
Roxann Cox, Shepherd Center Administrative Assistant
Whether you are looking for volunteer opportunities to keep you active in your community, skills to enhance your employment opportunities or resources for your aging parents, Positive Maturity is here to help.
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Over the course of 40 years the aging population has changed dramatically. Today's adults (50+) are more educated, healthier, and are working longer. They are caring for their parents, starting encore careers and giving back to their communities. Alabama's aging community is vocal about their needs and desires to remain independent and in their homes for as long as possible and Positive Maturity is here to help meet those needs.