Institute for Aging
The Kentucky Institute for Aging was created in 1974 under KRS 194A.090 Citizen Advisory Bodies—Public Health Services Advisory and was amended in July 2000. The mandate of the Institute is “...to advise the Secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and other officials of the commonwealth on policy matters related to the development and delivery of services to the aged.” The institute operates in partnership with the Department for Aging and Independent Living.
Goals of the Institute
- Assess, review, and appraise services and programs for older adults within the commonwealth and nation.
- Recommend priorities for the state.
- Increase awareness within the commonwealth of issues related to aging.
- Fostering workforce development
- Increasing access to services
- Facilitating service program development
- Enhancing the quality of nursing facilities
- Generating revenue and program funding
- Promoting future planning
- Improving communication
- Disseminating information
- Encouraging innovation
Demetra Antimisiaris Pharm. D.
Institute for Optimal and Sustainable Aging - U of L
Julie A. Branham
Adult Day Healthcare Representative
Banking and Business – Rural –Jessamine Co.
Patricia Lee Collinsworth
Mental Health – Eastern KY
Keith Knapp Ph.D.
Esther Hurlburt, RN
Private Geriatric Case Manager- Central KY
Dr. Harold Laswell
Senior Advocate Lexington
William Michael Mansfield, DMD
Dental Health U of L
Vivian G. McNatton
Area Agency on Aging Director - Owensboro
Gale W. Reece
Senior Transit Advocate
Area Agency on Aging Director - Hazard
Graham Rowles, PhD
Jeffrey Jay Rubin
Livable Communities - Berea
Jane Thibault, Ph.D
Senior Advocate - Gerontologist
Emeritus U of L