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Companions of Respected Elders (C.O.R.E.)

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.


Check out C.O.R.E. in the WKU Herald!


Upcoming Activities:
  • The Fall 2015 semester begins August 24. Be sure to check back for an updated list of activites.


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

For more information, contact:

Hannah Ruggles, President
Marybeth Hunt, Advisor
Dr. Dana B. Bradley, Advisor

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 

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 Last Modified 7/13/15