Western Kentucky University



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

March 18th: Visit to Rosewood  (Meet at TPH Room 246 5:30 pm to carpool)

March 25th: Regular Meeting, Guest Speaker (Meet at TPH Room 246 5:30 pm)

April 8th: Visit to Rosewood (Meet at TPH Room 246 5:30 pm to carpool)


Events C.O.R.E. Participated in Fall 2013:

Alzheimer's Walk

Zumbathon: C.O.R.E. hosted this event to raise money for Alzheimer's Walk

Ombudsman Conference Table Decorating

Kentucky Museum's Holiday Tree Decorating Contest

For more information, contact:

Kaleb Moore, President joseph.moore687@topper.wku.edu
Morgan Gruner, Vice President morgan.gruner193@topper.wku.edu
Hannah Ruggles, Co-President Elect hannah.ruggles262@topper.wku.edu
Keely McLaughlin, Co-President Elect 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/ 

 Last Modified 4/18/14