Inspire Award

The Inspire Positive Aging Award (IPAA)

King County is filled with older adults, whose lives inspire us about how to age with grace, enthusiasm, creativity, hope, and energy. They quietly make life better for others even as their years advance. Senior Services created the Inspire Positive Aging Award in 2006 to recognize such inspiring elders. Today, IPAA is the most prestigious award in King County celebrating positive aging.

The 2015 IPAA will be presented at Senior Services’ Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 20.

Download the nomination form

Deadline for nominations: April 27, 2015

The Nominees

You can nominate your mentor, parent, grandparent, friend, neighbor, or simply someone you know, whose life exemplifies positive aging through community involvement, relationships, healthy living, endurance, and balance. Nominees need to be 60 years of age or older and King County residents.

The Nominators

Anyone can nominate a senior. We encourage children, students, professionals, and anyone in the community, who has been inspired by a local elder, to submit a nomination. 

The Prize

The winner will receive two domestic, round-trip plane tickets to a destination of his/her choice, as well as a one-year membership to a local senior center. The nominator will receive a $50 gift certificate from Barnes & Noble. In addition, IPAA nominees may be featured on Senior Services’ website, in our newsletters, and in the press.

How You Can Help

Submit your nomination with this form.

You can help us by spreading the news about this wonderful initiative in the community. Please post a link about the award on your website, Facebook, or Twitter. You can also help by downloading, printing, and posting the IPAA flyer on your message board, at your local community center, library branch, coffee shop, office, gym, elevator, etc. We will have the poster available for download soon.

Let’s help the amazing seniors in King County get the recognition they deserve!

For IPAA information and application, please contact Brittany Blue at (206) 727-6261 or

IPAA 2014 Winner

The 2014 IPAA winner was 64 year-old McCoy Khammany Sengsi, who is a remarkable person and volunteer. To find out more about McCoy, please click here.


Inspire Positive Aging is part of Senior Services
2208 Second Avenue, Suite 100, Seattle, WA, 98121-2055
Phone: (206) 448-5757 | Fax: (206) 448-5766 |