The Professionals in Aging Award recognizes up-and-coming individuals within the aging field who are positively impacting the senior community. They bring fresh ideas, new projects and lots of energy to the aging field and help our community to continue to support seniors in Colorado. Past recipients include Erica Sprenkel of Brookdale Senior Living (2006), Jamie Malone of the Colorado Department of Human Services (2007), Kelly Sisson of ResCare HomeCare (2008), Karen Swiat of Rocky Mountain Health Plans (2010), Patric Raab of Life Care Centers of America (2011), Leah Hinze of Denver Department of Human Services (2012), Chandra Matthews, Colorado Access (2013), and Shannon Gimbel, Denver Regional Council of Governments (2014).
The Awards Committee of the Board of Directors of the Colorado Gerontological Society is pleased to present the 2015 Professional in Aging Award to Ky Agnew, of Personal Assistant Services of Colorado (PASCO).
Aging is often a career that individuals adopt after years of experience, but Agnew began her career in gerontology in 2005 while she was still earning her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Wichita State University (2006). She continued her interest earning a Master of Gerontology in 2010 from Wichita State as well.
Her professional work from 2005 until 2013 has included social work, admissions, and marketing in Kansas and Colorado for several nursing home companies. In 2013 she joined PASCO as the Intake Director and Senior Outreach Manager. Her expertise focuses on creating systemic management practices that improve outcomes and quality of care as well as quality of life.
She has served in the US Army, both on active duty and the reserves as a Medical Field Officer in the medical and non-medical areas of patient evacuation and treatment.
Community service is part of her life passions where she has volunteered as a Big Sister, a facilitator for Alzheimer’s Association support groups, the Military Officers Association, the American Legion and the National AMBUCS. She is currently on the Board of Directors of A3 – Adapt, Adjust and Achieve and the Colorado Senior Lobby.
The Society is pleased to present Ky Agnew with the Young Professional in Aging Award.