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Age-Friendly Bowling Green

 
 

Creating an age-friendly community makes good sense.

The reasons are largely based on two key premises:

  • Unlike most natural resources, older adults are a growing resource.  Thus, population aging presents a set of opportunities, if handled well.
  • An "age-friendly" community can benefit people of all ages and abilities.

To learn more:  The Case for Age-Friendly Communities

The Age-Friendly Bowling Green initiative seeks to make Bowling Green, KY a better place to grow old by promoting an "age-in-everything" lens across all aspects of city life. This hands-on community initiative asks the city's public agencies, businesses, cultural, educational and religious institutions, community groups, and individuals to consider how changes to policy and practice can create a city more inclusive of older adults and more sensitive to their needs.

This initiative is a part of the World Health Organization's Age-friendly Cities project and is a collaborative effort led by WKU Aging and the City of Bowling Green, KY.


Join your neighbors in conducting a baseline assessment of age-friendliness, developing an action plan and identifying indicators to monitor over time. 


 

 

Want to be involved? Give us a call or send an email today.
To Join a Community Conversation or Volunteer for a Leadership Role, contact marybeth.hunt@wku.edu or call 270.745.3177.

 

 

 

 


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 Last Modified 7/9/18