Positive Maturity, Inc.


Thanks to our newest Partner for the Foster Grandparent program, The maximus foundation!

“It is with great pleasure that I present Positive Maturity, Inc. with this MAXIMUS Foundation grant, which is funded, in part, by MAXIMUS employees,” said John Boyer, MAXIMUS Foundation Chairman. “It is an honor to present this grant to such a deserving organization, and I thank Positive Maturity and the Foster Grandparent Volunteers for its commitment to enriching the lives of those it serves.” 

Calendar of Events

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.

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.