Inspire Positive Aging Awards Luncheon

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

Is there an older adult who inspires you? Now is your chance to celebrate them! Nominate someone you know for Sound Generations’ 13th Annual Inspire Positive Aging Awards.

Only 1 Week Left! Nominations are now open and will run through Monday, April 30, 2018.


Or, download the nomination form and email your complete application to

Alternatively, you may mail a hard copy to:

Sound Generations
2208 2nd Ave Ste 100
Seattle, WA 98121

About the Awards 

Nominating a senior is a wonderful way to honor someone who has touched your life. All nominees are given complimentary entry for themselves and a guest to the Inspire Positive Aging Awards Luncheon on June 20, 2018 at The Bellevue Hilton. This very special event brings together more than 300 people from diverse communities across King County . You won’t want to miss it!

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 Defining Inspiration.

Last year’s IPAA Luncheon recognized a record-breaking 56 nominees and honored seven Award Recipients. In addition, this event raised more than $90,000 to support Sound Generations’ work on behalf of local elders!

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:

This event would not have been possible without the support of our donors, volunteers, nominators, and attendees. We are also incredibly grateful 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. 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.

Check out photos from past IPAA events:

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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.