First AARP Office in Kentucky Opens Doors in Bowling Green

By: Fida Georges Email
By: Fida Georges Email

A long time area organization finally has a place to call home. The Bowling Green Warren County AARP chapter is the largest and fastest growing chapter in Kentucky. They are also the only local chapter in the state to have their own office.

AARP officials say the organization's recent member growth is allowing them to rent an office at the tomorrow center in Bowling Green a facility that rents to non-profit organizations.

AARP officers say this is the first time since the chapter was enacted in 1974.

They've been able to have a central location to house their materials and provide much needed resources to their members.

President-Elect of Bowling Green's AARP chapter Pat Kisling said storage isn't the only reason why this organization has needed an office for the past 33 years.

She thinks the saying "50 is the new young" is a very true statement for the aging baby boomer generation.

Secretary Donna Woods said this location allows for meeting capabilities.

It will also be a central work resource center where AARP members discuss issues and find resources to help address their needs.

Kisling has retired five times and said she still finds herself learning new skills as she matures.

Kisling thinks retiring can be an emotional time if there isn't an organization or outlet available to retired individuals.

Representatives from this AARP chapter recently headed to Frankfort to meet with legislators to address issues that concern retired individuals.

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