Positive Maturity, Inc.
“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.”
The AWARE program under the guise of Brian Crawford provides job skills assessment and training, employment leads, and computer training classes for people 50 and older in Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, and Walker counties.
LaQuita Smith, as director of the Senior Companion Program, works to recruit and place volunteers who assist home-bound senior adults by providing them with respite, companionship, and in-home assistance, helping them maintain their health and independence while at home.
Under Deborah Gaddis' guidance, the Foster Grandparent program helps at-risk children in Jefferson County and surrounding areas by providing them with a substitute grandparent and mentor.
LaRue Lockhart and her Coordinators connect older adults in Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, and Walker Counties with meaningful volunteer opportunities, meeting the needs of various organizations and nonprofits and helping to keep older adults active and engaged while giving back.
Mackie Horowitz's role as director of Shepherd Center East ensures that the center is a haven for adults as young as 55 and provides diverse activities such as Wii bowling, quilting, bingo, line dancing, fitness classes, and special group outings.
June Brown serves as “navigator” and “expediter” enabling older adults and families to understand and choose among an array of available health and social services throughout Jefferson County and Alabama.