Greetings from WKU AGING
Where age is more than a number
WKU Aging is guided by the belief that optimal aging is attainable on both the individual and community level and requires implementing holistic strategies. Keys inlude increasing or maintaining physical activity, improving eating habits, preventing disease, injury and disability, maximizing financial and physical independence and maintaining active participation with the community. Located within a historically rural environment, the Center recognizes the value of interdisciplinary and intergenerational collaboration in developing approaches that respect the needs of older adults and the rural communities that support them. 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.
The Center is an inaugural member of the prestigious Global Aging Research Network (GARN) through the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics -- September 2011.
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!
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