Community ConnectionsSenior Events Calendar
Second Annual Gathering of Community and Business Leaders
Businesses and organizations in Bowling Green and Warren County, Kentucky are invited to attend "The Gathering." This event offers an opportunity to network and inform other leaders in the community about your organization and any initiatives taken (large or small) to become more age-friendly. All businesses or organizations that work with older adults in any capacity are encouraged to attend, including retail, banking, fitness, city and county programs, transportation, etc. Registration is FREE, but spots are limited. Please RSVP to Marybeth Hunt at email@example.com. The Gathering will be on August 12th from 8am-11:30am at Augenstein Alumni Center. View the informational flyer here for more information. In addition, the 2014 Age-friendly Awareness Business Award will also be presented at the meeting. All businesses, organizations, and groups that have taken any action to become more age friendly are eligible. Nominations are due by noon August 5th and can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Nomination forms are available here. This event is part of Age-Friendly Bowling Green, a hands-on community initiative using the World Health Organization's framework for assessing the age friendliness of Bowling Green.
Greetings from WKU AGING
Where age is more than a number
Welcome to WKU Aging!
WKU Aging is guided by the belief that optimal aging is attainable on both the individual and community level and requires implementing holistic strategies.
Interested in learning more about aging?
WKU offers a Graduate Certificate in Aging Studies and undergraduate students may complete a Gerontology Minor. Related options include a Health Studies Major with a concentration in Gerontology or Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Health.
Students have a number of opportunities to work in the field of aging and are nurtured by a chapter of Sigma Phi Omega, the national honor society for aging, ACHCA (American College of Health Care Administrators) Student Association and C.O.R.E. (Companions of Respected Elders).
Interested in research about aging?
The Center for Gerontology is an applied research center funded partially through the Applied Research and Technology Program (ARTP). Efforts include promoting age friendly communities, enhancing long term care delivery, preventing disease, injury and disability, and maximizing financial and physical independence.
Located within a historically rural environment, WKU Aging recognizes the value of interdisciplinary and intergenerational collaboration in developing approaches that respect the needs of older adults and the communities where they age. Committed to balancing gerontological theory with practice, the Center nurtures dynamic partnerships between agencies working on aging issues, Western Kentucky University and the international community.
I look forward to working with and meeting you!
Director, Center for Gerontology
Professor of Public Health
WKU Aging includes: