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 Phi Sigma 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
Associate Professor of Public Health
WKU Aging includes:
A Meeting of Experts, supported by AARP Kentucky
*limited to 30 organizations*
Nominate a business or organization, beginning June 15 through July 31, that uses innovative yet simple practices to to be more Age-Friendly. The winner will be announced at 2013 "The Gathering" in August. We want to hear your story!