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C.O.R.E.

C.O.R.E.

Companions of Respected Elders

The purpose of C.O.R.E. is to provide an opportunity for students at WKU to deeply affect the lives of elderly individuals in the Bowling Green area.  The student will do this by offering companionship, hope and a chance to positively impact the life of another person.  Pre-professional, Health Care Administration, Nursing, Gerontology, Psychology and Social Work students in particular are encouraged to participate for the knowledge and experience they will gain.  Students have the opportunity for one on one partnerships with residents at facilities, in addition to monthly visits as a group to Signature HealthCARE of Bowling Green. 

C.O.R.E. is a student organization that is focused on pairing students with the elderly.

C.O.R.E.'s mission is to create a positive atmosphere where both individuals mutually benefit from the experience.

C.O.R.E. members will be required to commit at least one hour per week to visiting the elderly person that they are matched with.

 

Upcoming Activities

Now through September 19th:  CAN-DO FOOD DRIVE

September 9th, 5:30pm:  Informational meeting for interested students.  Meet at Tate Page Hall 247.

September 17th, 11am-3pm:  Project Affect.  Come visit the C.O.R.E. table at Centennial Mall!

September 20th, 9am-11am:  Walk to End Alzheimer's at Preston Miller Park, Bowling Green, KY

October 17th:  Table Decorating for Ombudsman Resident Conference

To Be Announced:

Regular Meeting Dates

Nursing Home Visit Dates

Kentucky Museum Holiday Tree Decorating Contest

 


For more information, contact:

Hannah Ruggles, President hannah.ruggles262@topper.wku.edu
Keely McLaughlin, Vice President keely.mclaughlin342@topper.wku.edu
Marybeth Hunt, Advisor marybeth.hunt@wku.edu
Dr. Dana B. Bradley, Advisor dana.bradley@wku.edu


Nursing facilities in Bowling Green, KY that C.O.R.E. currently visits:

Greenwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 5079 Scottsville Road

Signature HealthCARE of Bowling Green, 550 High Street

 

Find us on Facebook: 

"Companions of Respected Elders" accessed by joining WKU Groups with a WKU e-mail address  www.facebook.com/groups/wkucore/ 

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 Last Modified 9/24/14