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Take a Senior to Lunch 2013

Silver Ribbon Restaurant Day

Take a Senior to Lunch Day


Mickey Rooney and the Barren River Elder Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council (BREAPCC) share common ground. Both want to end Elder abuse.

In Rooney's recently shared with congress his personal experience of having a family member withhold food and medicine and misuse his money. An experience Rooney said made him feel "trapped, scared, used and frustrated." Unfortunately this is an experience some seniors in the Barren River Area as well.

To bring awareness to this situation the Barren River Elder Abuse Prevention Coalition is sponsors Silver Ribbon Restaurant Day.

The Coalition's theme "Be Aware. Be There," reflects a two-fold goal for this event. The first part of the slogan, "Be There" refers to the fact that elders are most vulnerable when they are isolated and alone. The coalition will be conducting a media blitz during the week prior to the event encouraging individuals to get to know the seniors in their neighborhood or place of worship by taking them out to eat on Silver Ribbon Restaurant Day at a participating Silver Ribbon Restaurant. When elders, are known by their neighbors, and are connected to their places of worship and other community resources, they are less likely to be exploited and more likely to ask for help.

"Be Aware" refers to the fact that participating restaurants will be providing their customers with information to educate them about elder abuse, and how to report it. This information will be displayed on restaurant table cards in restaurants throughout the Bowling Green area. Bookmarks will be available at each participating Silver Ribbon Restaurant bearing the phone number for reporting abuse and telling them how to get further information.


Information is key to every endeavor.

Thank you in advance for your continued support of this worthwhile project!

"May 12, 2013 was a wonderful success for our Elder population in Bowling Green! Taking a Senior to Lunch melded right into pre-Mothers day and WKU graduation lunch outings. We had -0- calls to claim unused place-mats and therefore we hope that upwards of 3500 people were made aware of the signs of Elder Abuse and the numbers to call when they suspect or witness Elder Abuse in our community.  We were very lucky to have Kroger's on Campbell Lane participate on that prior Wednesday when they held their Senior Shopping Day. Kroger placed 1500 foldouts in shopping bags that day!" 

"I thank every participant who made this campaign such a great success and the agencies that continue to encourage awareness about Elder Abuse in our fine city!  Be Aware &  Be There...for our aging population."

Linda Tate, Kentucky Legal Aid

Sponsors and Participants

Cambridge Market & Cafe
830 Fairview Avenue

Teresa's Restraunt and Catering
509 Gordon Avenue
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Teresa's has a full menu, features daily specials and great homemade
PIES and CAKES! Down home, plenty of seats!

Captain D'sCaptain D's Great Little Seafood Place
Two locations:
1626 31W Bypass: 270-842-4808
2634 Scottsville Road: 270-781-3485
Great line of lunch and dinner, served fast and always delicious!

Albanys Steakhouse
801 Campbell Lane
Albanys has great American Fare with an Asian twist,
the best ribs in town and eggrolls that are handmade daily!
Fine, fast service, generous portions and HUGE beverage
glasses with free refills!

Reds Coach and Table
2163 Old Louisville Road
Full line menu with great down-home cooking & BREAKFAST Anytime!!

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
3220 Scottsville Road
Fine Italian food from all reaches of Italy!
Family atmosphere with endless salad and breadsticks!

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Overtime Sports Bar & Grill
773 Bakersfield Way     


IHOP (International House of Pancakes)
3240 Scottsville Road

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Full menu,
great selection, friendly staff and always available
any item on the menu... anytime of day!




Sponsoring Restaurants Receive:

Delivery of 100 or more place-mats to participating restaurants a week or so before the event (you as a participating Restaurant select the number).  These place-mats will help to raise awareness and enlighten the public about elder abuse, neglect, extortion or exploitation of any kind.

All your business info in a Public Service Announcement BEFORE the place-mats are delivered.

Your restaurant listed as a Participant for "Take a Senior to Lunch" on our Web Page with WKU's Center for Gerontology.

YOU are not giving anything away EXCEPT THE PLACE-MAT & the idea for the public to become aware of elder abuse... what it entails, and how to report it.

On Saturday, May the 11th, all you need to do is spread out the place-mats and watch as folks take an interest.

As a sponsoring restaurant, you will know that you did a great thing by enlightening your patrons about a problem that won't go away without everyone knowing what to do in the event they witness elder abuse, neglect, extortion, or exploitation of any kind.

Thank you in advance for your continued support of this worthwhile project!


Sign up to be a participating restaurant by clicking here.

If you are not a restaurant but would like to sponsor this day or be more involved, click here. 

For more information, please call Kentucky Legal Aid or the Elder Ombudsman: Linda Tate 270-780-8891, Teresa Whitaker 270-780-8835.

 Last Modified 6/22/15