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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.

 

Click here to check out a great article about C.O.R.E. in the WKU Herald!

 

Upcoming Activities

February 3rd: First Meeting of the Spring 2015 semester.  Any interested students are welcome!  Meet at 5:30pm in Tate Page Hall 247.

February 10th: Visit to Signature HealthCARE of Bowling Green, meet at TPH 247 at 5:30 pm to carpool

March 3rd: Meeting on campus with guest speaker, TPH 247 at 5:30 pm

March 17th: Visit to Signature HealthCARE of Bowling Green, meet at TPH 247 at 5:30 pm to carpool

March 31st: Meeting on campus with guest speaker, TPH 247 at 5:30 pm

April 7th: Visit to Signature HealthCARE of Bowling Green, meet at TPH 247 at 5:30 pm to carpool

April 21st: Visit to Signature HealthCARE of Bowling Green, meet at TPH 247 at 5:30 pm to carpool

May 5th: End of semester celebration.  Time and location TBD. 

 

C.O.R.E. also participates in several other projects and events throughout the semester.  Last semester C.O.R.E. participated in:

CAN-DO FOOD DRIVE

Project Affect 

Walk to End Alzheimer's

Table Decorating Contest for Ombudsman Resident Conference.  C.O.R.E. won first place! 


 
For more information, contact:

Hannah Ruggles, President hannah.ruggles262@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:

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 2/24/15