Kay Huston Hind, Class of 1947
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.
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.
The Albany Herald, 7/23/2015
Kay’s Dream Becomes
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.
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.
Kay, on your magnificent achievement of a lifetime and all the best on
your future ventures!
See a video interview with Kay and more pictures and details at the link
of the grand opening her ...
See other stories and background on Kay’s career in "News & Clues" at
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She was given the Lifetime Achievement
award in 2013. Here's the link to N&C......
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