Calendar of Events

Positive Maturity Staff

Penny Kakoliris, Executive Director

Michele Blackmon, Chief Finance Director

Barbara Smith, Assistant Finance Director

Debra Brown, Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

Sandra Smith Geriatric Social Service Information/Referral and MedAssist

LaQuita Smith, SCP Director

Cynthia Riggs, SCP Coordinator

Deborah Gaddis, FGP Director

Heather Lamey, RSVP Director

Johnna Pannell, Blount Co. RSVP Coordinator

Juanita Macon, Jefferson Co. RSVP Coordinator

Marvin Copes, Shelby Co. RSVP Coordinator

Curtis Batson, Walker Co. RSVP Coordinator

Allyson Peterson, RSVP Data Entry Coordinator

Ed Myles, Shepherd Center Site Manager

Roxann Cox, Shepherd Center Administrative Assistant

Chad Nichols, AWARE Specialist  & Admin 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.

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.

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.  

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