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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships

Senior Services


Barren River Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living
1-800-395-7654 (out of state); 1-800-598-2381 (in state); 270-781-2381
177 Graham Avenue
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Barren River Area Development District/Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living is a public, non-profit agency designated by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Department for Aging and Independent Living to identify the needs of the elderly and disabled population throughout the ten county Barren River District. The BRADD/AAIL is responsible for developing, administering and providing in-home and community-based services that assist the elderly and disabled population to maintain their independence, dignity, and quality of life while living within their own homes, communities and least restrictive environment. In addition, the program operates the Barren River Aging and Disability Resource Center which provides information and assistance to callers regarding service needs, and provides follow up assistance if needed. BRADD service areas include Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, and Warren Counties. We offer a variety of services and contract with a variety of agencies to help serve the elderly and disabled populations.

Community Action - Foster Grandparent Program
921 Beauty Avenue
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Seniors age 55 and over assist special needs children in the community 20 to 25 hours per week. Foster Grandparents can be placed in public schools, Head Start programs, nonprofit child cares or a juvenile group home. In return for the volunteers' time, they receive a tax-free stipend, transportation, free mealsn and an annual physical exam.

Community Action – Retired and Senior Volunteer RSVP Homeland Security Program
921 Beauty Avenue
Bowling Green, KY 42101
RSVP provides volunteer opportunities for seniors age 55 and older to serve the community in the areas of public health, public safety, disaster preparedness, and other community needs.

Community Action - Senior Centers
200 East 4th Street 921 Beauty Avenue
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Senior Centers provides activities and services designed to aid in the social and nutritional well-being of our senior citizens; services include meals, transportation, recreation, and health and nutrition. It is located in 10 counties.

South Central Kentucky Council of the Blind (SCKCB)
1564 Normal St.
Bowling Green, KY 42101
SCKCB provides personal and family support for seniors who are losing or have lost their eyesight, including independent living skills, advocacy, resources for all types of low-vision and blind-related devices, products, and services, and a very liberal grant program for obtaining such products and services. We hold regular meetings featuring exhibitions and the latest information on the availability of new products and services, fun activities, and strong, positive support for seniors who are losing their eyesight or with low-vision, or seniors who are totally blind. We have a free report available upon request entitled: "Are You a Senior Struggling with Vision Loss?"



If your nonprofit agency or organization would like to update your information, please contact the ALIVE Center at 270-782-0082 or email us at If your nonprofit agency or organization would like include your information in our directory, please complete the human service directory blank form, and return it to the ALIVE Center or email it to We ask that any nonprofit, civic organization or WKU department using our meeting space, complete the form before reserving a room.

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 Last Modified 9/24/14