recipient of the first annual
Age-friendly Awareness Award!
"On behalf of our clients, their family members, our staff of professional CAREGivers and our administrative team, thank you for recognizing Home Instead Senior Care as the recipient of the inaugural Age Friendly Awareness Award. This award reflects the many senior-friendly initiatives we have achieved over the last 11 years, and continue to provide on a daily basis. Home Instead Senior Care is humbled by this public recognition, and will continue to prioritize seniors and their well-being as we live out our mission of providing personalized non-medical CAREGiving services to area seniors so they can maintain their independence."
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: