Senior Services Agency Announces New Executive Director
The Senior Hub Board of Directors appoints Stephanie Knight to lead mission of helping local elders.
THORNTON, COLORADO – The Senior Hub is pleased to announce Stephanie Knight as its new Executive Director. Knight brings to the agency eighteen years of leadership achievements in both the nonprofit and private sectors, including significant experience in senior care services and advocacy. “We’re delighted to welcome Stephanie to The Senior Hub,” said Renee Dees, Director of Development and Community Relations. “Her broad knowledge of the issues affecting older adults, combined with her successful leadership history and impressive public spirit, equip her to continue The Senior Hub’s essential programs, as well as guide the agency as we expand to serve the dramatically growing senior population.”
Most recently, Knight served as Director of Social Services & Director of Admissions-Marketing of a long-term care facility helping clients with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. Her background also includes acting as Executive Director of the Better Business Bureau of South Alabama, and as Interim Executive Director of the YWCA of Greater Mobile, AL. She holds a BA in Sociology and Organizational Management from Northwestern University, in addition to MS coursework in Behavioral Studies from University of California at Irvine. Knight’s experiences helping her parents through serious illnesses catalyzed her transition from the private sector to nonprofit leadership. After accessing social programs and supportive services in the community, Knight turned toward nonprofit organizations. “Community services help shore the individual up,” she explained. This strong commitment to civic engagement extends deeply into her personal life, as well. She volunteers extensively, both with her family and independently. “It’s how I walk through the world,” Knight explained. “We need to lend our talents and treasures to others.” She currently mentors young people in the metro Denver area.
In her leisure time, Knight enjoys cooking vegan recipes, reading, and hiking with her husband of twentyseven years. She also collects meaningful quotes, rotating them through her house for inspiration. She shared this favorite from author Tom Bodett: A person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for. “That’s especially relevant to our senior clients’ true wellness,” Knight said. “Purpose and connection. Think of Janine, our Meals on Wheels volunteer driver; her house burned down, and she was here the next day to deliver meals. She could have fallen into a deep, isolating sadness, but she had that purpose and connection with others. It’s essential.”
The Senior Hub invites everyone to meet Stephanie at the upcoming Open House celebrating the beautiful new site of its Adult Day Service program. The Open House will be on Thursday, April 19, from 4:00 – 6:00pm, at 2360 W 90th Avenue, Federal Heights. Please RSVP at 303-426-4408.
About The Senior Hub
The Senior Hub, Inc. is a senior services agency offering support and referral to older adults primarily in the
north Denver, Colorado metropolitan area. Some of our programs also serve seniors in Aurora and the rural
eastern I-70 corridor. The mission of The Senior Hub is to advance the quality of life for older adults through
advocacy, community partnerships, and a variety of direct services planned to sustain an independent,
healthy aging experience. Our programs include Meals on Wheels, Adult Day Service, Homecare Services,
Senior Solutions (food bank and medical equipment lending), and RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program).
More information is available on The Senior Hub website: www.seniorhub.org