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Kay Huston Hind, Class of 1947

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Kay Hind Is Recipient of National Award

Kay Huston Hind (’47), executive director of the Sowega Council on Aging, has received another addition to her growing collection of awards for her 46 years of work with senior citizens in south GA. In July Kay was honored by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging with the Excellence in Leadership award at their conference in Philadelphia.

About the award, which greatly pleased her, Kay said her selection may have been influenced by her role in establishing the 45,000-square-foot Kay H. Hind Senior Life Enrichment Center near downtown Albany. “The center, which took two decades and roughly $10 million to come to fruition, is more advanced than most aging agencies have access to”, she said. “The quality of the programs we have here really stand out in the field”. She expects this award also to be influential when applying for grants to keep the services going.

Congratulations, Kay, on a job well done! We are happy to see you continuing in your work and wish you well in future endeavors on behalf of our senior citizens.

 

Source: The Albany Herald, 7/23/2015

http://www.albanyherald.com/news/2015/jul/23/council-on-aging-executive-director-receives/

 

Kay’s Dream Becomes Reality

  Kay Huston Hind (’47), Executive Director of the Southwest GA Council on Aging, had a dream 20 years ago of a place where all the many and various offices and activities under her direction would be housed under one roof. Her dream has come true…finally!!! Ground was broken on the new state of the art facility on Society Ave. in October 2012. She moved into her new office late last year, and on April 10, 2014, the ribbon cutting/grand opening was held. State and local officials spoke at the dedication and all gave credit to Kay for making this dream become a reality. It was announced that the new Senior Life Enrichment Center will be named for Kay. It is an amazing accomplishment of her 46 year career that began with her and one other woman in a housing project for the elderly helping people find social services they needed.

  The 45,000 square foot, 3 story facility has 85 offices on the first floor. A ballroom, conference rooms, assorted activity rooms for art, computer lessons, crafts, quilting, and a gymnasium occupy the other floors, as well as Meals on Wheels, which now operates from a state of the art kitchen, all under the same roof.

“It’s unreal, to tell you the truth,” Hind said of the complex. “I walk down these halls and see all these offices filled with people, go upstairs to the ballroom where there’s some activity going on and it’s just a lot for me to absorb. We’ve come a long way since we started this with just me and an 87-year-old volunteer.”

But Kay is not finished yet!  She said the next thing she wants to accomplish is to develop the center into a facility that truly lives up to its name as an enrichment center, providing a variety of programs for seniors including classes in basic computer use, classes for caregivers, flower arrangement, and the list goes on.

Congratulations, Kay, on your magnificent achievement of a lifetime and all the best on your future ventures!

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See a video interview with Kay and more pictures and details at the link below:

http://www.albanyherald.com/news/2014/apr/05/sowega-council-on-aging-director-kay-hind8217s/

 

and video of the grand opening her ...

http://www.walb.com/story/25220296/celebration-continues-for-senior-center-opening

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See other stories and background on Kay’s career in "News & Clues" at these links ...

http://newsandclues.albanyhightimes.com/03_2012.htm

 http://newsandclues.albanyhightimes.com/11_2012.htm

She was given the Lifetime Achievement award in 2013. Here's the link to N&C......
http://newsandclues.albanyhightimes.com/07_2013.htm
 

 

 

 

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