Inspire Positive Aging Awards Luncheon 

Fred Geraldsen, 91, received the 2017 IPAA Recipient for ‘Defining Inspiration’

Each year, Sound Generations celebrates the contributions of dozens of older adults in King County at our Inspire Positive Aging Awards Luncheon. This year’s awards ceremony, held April 20 at The Bellevue Hilton, brought together nearly 350 people to recognize a record-breaking 56 nominees and honor seven Award Recipients. In addition, this event raised more than $90,000 to support our work on behalf of local elders – exceeding our fundraising goal by 30%!

You can check out a full photo album from the event here, and read about the 2017 Award Recipients here.

You can also view highlights from the event here:

Thank you so much to everyone who attended this event, volunteered, nominated an elder, or made a donation. We’re so grateful you’re part of our community.

Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Premera Blue Cross; our Signature Sponsor, Seattle Housing Assistance Group (SHAG); our IPAA Benefactor Sponsor, Azose Commerical Properties; and our Lead Sponsors, AAA Washington, Aegis Living and The Biella Foundation. Without the support of these partners, this wonderful tradition would not be possible.

Thank you also to our Corporate Tables & Table Captains: Alzheimer’s Association, Benefit Administration Company, Central Area Senior Center, Full Life Care, Kaiser Permanente, Senior Center of West Seattle, Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center and Transforming Age.

Didn’t have a chance to nominate someone this year? Stay tuned for details on the 2018 Inspire Positive Aging Awards!

Check out photos from past IPAA events:

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About the Nominations

Nominees are comprised of individuals whose lives exemplify positive aging: community involvement, relationships, healthy living, endurance, creativity, and balance—all traits we ourselves hope to exhibit as we age. This year, we will recognize recipients in the following categories: Advocacy + Activism, Community Service, Health + Wellness, Intergenerational Impact, Lifelong Learning and our two NEW categories, Outstanding Team and Defining Inspiration.  Click here for full descriptions of each category and here for full details on the official rules.

Recipients and Nominees

Since 2006, more than 250 people have been nominated. We have recognized a total of 24 recipients, who were selected by a panel of board members, staff and community members.