This project is now closed. If you would like to support Rising Hope for Aging please contact Andi Sharp at or (859) 572-7530. Thank you!

Rising Hope for Aging

Raised toward our $1,000 Goal
24 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on April 30, at 06:00 PM EDT
Project Owners

Project Celebration on Dec. 1

November 17, 2016

Dear Rising Hope for Aging Project Supporter,

Thank you so much for your support for our Rising Hope for Aging Project. We are so delighted to invite you to our “Project Celebration” on December 1 from 4:30-7:15 pm at the Golden Tower Resident Activity Center (Golden Tower, 50 E. 11th Street, Covington, KY 41011). Our NKU Social Work Students took this great opportunity to serve, respond to the needs of residents of Golden Tower, and raise awareness about the breadth of geriatric social work practice and increase the numbers of NKU social work students engaging in age-related support services in the Northern Kentucky area.

Our first Gerontology Social Work class students (fall 2016) have developed the Golden Tower library, provided medical equipment, helped with social/enrichment activities and  provided support groups and professional sign language services, invited various guest speakers, played music instruments-including singing and dancing, donated meals for dinner/raffles and numerous items (e.g., books, book case, CDs (150+)), NKU campus-wide baked cookie sales, and so much more during this semester. Here is the response from the Golden Tower director, Chris Bradburn, “That's the best resident participation rate yet!” 

The Elderly Service Program Coordinator from Golden Tower, Allura Eckert, also said “What a great event last afternoon/night! It's so wonderful to see the Golden Tower residents enjoy themselves as much as they did last night! I was pleasantly surprised to see new faces and engaging conversation with the speakers. All of the residents really loved the meal, games and music too! It's only 10:00am and I've had 5 calls and 2 walk ins telling me what a great event it was!”

We are thrilled with the results from the project and look forward to continue supporting our student learning and engaging with NKY community.

Because of you and your support, we made a difference in our NKY community!

YPlease join us for the Project Celebration on Dec. 1. And please check back after the celebration to see our project's final photo album, newsletter, and video production.

Rising Hope for Aging Project-SWK 594 Gerontology Class (fall 2016)

Thank you!

May 02, 2016

Thank you so much for your support!  Together, we raised $1,000 to help our students bring important services to the residents of Golden Tower. 

If you or anyone you know would still like to support our work and the Social Work students at NKU, please visit or call Lori Cox at 859-572-7530. 


Only 2 days left and we're SO close! We need your help today.

April 28, 2016

We are so close to our goal of raising $1,000.  We only need $395, but we have only 2 days to do it.

Please take just a minute to share our fundraiser on social media, by email or even with a quick phone call. The more we raise, the more great work our students can do to help the aging population in Northern Kentucky.

Thank you!

Rising Hope for Aging Team

We're at 50% of goal!

April 22, 2016


We've raised $535 and are more than halfway to our goal! We couldn't have done it without you - thank you!

By supporting our project, your contribution is two-fold: You help the aging in our community and you support increased preparedness and excellence for tomorrow's caretakers and advocates.

We have on 8 days left to get to $1,000. Please continue to spread the word of our fundraiser to your family and friends.

Thank you!

Rising Hope for Aging Team

Rising Hope for Aging

April 04, 2016

Thank you to everyone who made our Rising Hope for Aging launch a success. Please join this project in making a gift today. If you know any groups of people or individuals that might be willing to support this project by donating funds, please spread the word!

If you want to learn more about the Rising Hope for Aging project, please visit at

Thank you for all of your support!

Rising Hope for Aging Team


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Your gift of $15 could help residents learn healthy living options and social activities and receive a certificate of participation.


Social and Enrichment Activity

Residents may engage in social and recreational activities, such as Bingo, outings, games, dance, music, movies and more.


Enrichment Activities

Your gift of $80 will help provide enrichment activities to allow residents to learn computer skills, money saving ideas, and more.


Peer Support Group

A gift of $100 could help residents cope with social and emotional challenges through a Peer Support Group.

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