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

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The City of Bowling Green's Web Site www.bgky.org

TO: ALL NEWS ORGANIZATIONS
DATE: January 31, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FOR MORE INFORMATION

CONTACT:

Karen Foley 270.393.3674

CITY SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR NEXT "OVER FIFTY" CITIZEN'S ACADEMY

BOWLING GREEN, KY- 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/age-friendly-bowling-green.php
(http://www.bgky.org/age-friendly-bowling-green.php) 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.

For more information about the 50 Over Fifty Citizen's Academy, call or
email karen.foley@bgky.org (mailto:karen.foley@bgky.org) or
270-393-3674.