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.  Let your friends and family know about the Inspire Positive Aging Award; download our flyer here.

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.  To download a nomination form, click here

The Prize

The winner will receive two domestic, round-trip plane tickets to a destination of his/her choice, generously provided by IPAA sponsor Regence, 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.

For IPAA information and application, please contact Wendy Amour at (206) 727-6205 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 and our past IPAA winners, visit out Past Winners page.


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 |