Kathy Torgerson nominated for Inspire Positive Aging Award
July 22, 2014
Kathy Torgerson, of Issaquah, was one of 15 King County residents nominated for Senior Services’ Inspire Positive Aging Award.
While the award went to McCoy Khammany Sengsi, of West Seattle, Torgerson was honored for her nearly 30 years as volunteer Meals on Wheels coordinator at the Issaquah Senior Center.
Torgerson 63, ensured that every senior who needs home-delivered meals receives them in a friendly, timely manner. She volunteers in the community, making home visits and taking supplies to people in need. During power outages and emergencies, Torgerson provides help to homebound seniors. She recently suffered a severe, life-threatening issue.
“Because of her positive attitude, she came through with flying colors,” nominator Courtney Jaren wrote. “She truly inspires others. She is a classic example of someone who has learned that service is one of the most rewarding ways to spend free time as we age.”
Senior Services created the Inspire Positive Aging Award in 2006 to recognize older adults, whose lives inspire others about how to age with grace, enthusiasm, creativity, hope and energy while quietly making life better for others even as their years advance.