Over Fifty Citizen's Academy Set for March, Applicants Sought

Published:
January 31, 2014
Category:
Neighborhood & Community Services
Contact:
Karen Foley - (270) 393-3674
Location:
Bowling Green, Kentucky

The Neighborhood Services Division is again looking for applicants age 50 and over to participate in its next Over Fifty Citizen's Academy.

With the sponsorship of Kentucky AARP and support by Bowling Green Coalition of Active Neighborhoods (BGCAN), the City of Bowling Green Neighborhood Services Division is again looking for applicants age 50 and over to participate in its next Over Fifty Citizen's Academy, a weeklong "inside look" at City government programs and services. Also billed as an "exploration of livable communities," the Academy is set for Thursday, March 20 through lunchtime Wednesday, March 26, with a break on Saturday and Sunday.

Provided at no cost to participants, the Academy will include a "behind the scenes" look at the City's budget, departments, equipment and form of government. It will feature tours of the City Hall campus, Public Works Operations, Police and Fire departments, and Parks & Recreation, along with an overview of community resources for people over 50 and ways to stay engaged and involved in civic life. Daily lunches, snacks, all materials, and a graduation lunch with City officials is included with registration.

The deadline for applications is March 1, and space is already filling fast. An application, daily schedule and more information can be accessed at http://www.bgky.org/policies/age-friendly-bowling-green or by calling Neighborhood Services at 270-393-3674. The Citizen's Academy is designed to complement other citizen programs such as the Citizen's Police Academy, Citizen's Fire Academy, and Neighborhood University offerings. The Academy is part of the City of Bowling Green's Age-Friendly City initiative in partnership with the WKU Center on Aging.

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