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The Commission on Aging serves as a catalyst for improving public awareness of the senior and aging community. We work in collaboration with diverse community members and organizations to build bridges, open dialogue, celebrate accomplishments, encourage programming, and explore issues and concerns of older adults. Our intent is to promote solutions to the problems and challenges and celebrate the contributions of our older citizens.

Statutory Authority: 2.23.090

The CoA meeting are on the second Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. in the Hooker Room

Please check the city's government calendar for exact dates and times.

Contact Info

Contact City of Bloomington Liaison Sue Owens at owenss@bloomington.in.gov or 812.349.3468

Click here to view the Commission brochure

Service Provider Roundtable Series ~
April 27th, 28th and 29th @ 2pm via Zoom

Last July, The Commission on Aging hosted a Service Provider Roundtable series that identified community challenges around social isolation of older people in Bloomington. On April 27, 28, 29 at 2pm, the commission will again host Service Provider Roundtables that will focus on digital equity, social isolation solutions and cross agency collaboration. A follow-up roundtable for senior participation and feedback will also be offered.  If you have interest in learning more contact the commission at: owenss@bloomington.in.gov.
 

Digital Equity in Bloomington - Tuesday, April 27th at 2pm: Join Commissioner Jenny Donegan and founder of TechHeroes and Jack Kahn, Technologist and founder of the Bloomington Commission on Aging. Zoom link: https://bloomington.zoom.us/j/94424675382?pwd=RFBPN3R5eGpMb04xc0JvOEw4VFdwdz09

Social Isolation Solutions - Wednesday, April 28th at 2pm: Join Phil Stafford, Commission on Aging Chair and retired Anthropology Professor. In a brief overview of the national scope of this problem and enter a moderated discussion regarding local solutions led by local organizations in partnership with older adults and others affected. Zoom link: https://bloomington.zoom.us/j/99985047486?pwd=Q2U1aWxoc1RtdHlhNHY0Q1BOTjA4Zz09

Cross Agency Collaboration: Session is on Thursday, April 29th at 2pm: Join Commissioner Kelsey and her co-host Stacey Goffinet who is a Cross Agency Advocate, as they discuss; best practices, innovations in Patient Centered Care, Resource Navigation and Supportive Collaboration within our community. The goal will be for residential communities, care facilities and senior centers to share their solutions and challenges to connect residents while staying safe. Zoom link: https://bloomington.zoom.us/j/97792521789?pwd=T2RiWnlhWkVuZStmWm96YWI4QmhXUT09

 

2020 ANNUAL REPORT

GLANCING BACK, MOVING FORWARD: OUR ANNUAL REPORT FOR 2018

Aging affects us all. Often, our life experiences lead us to focus on the ways in which we differ (such as race, gender, religious preference, or socio-economic status). But aging is an experience we all have in common. Everyone who is lucky enough to grow old will feel some of the pains (and hopefully, some of the joys) associated with aging. So everyone will benefit from making Bloomington a more comfortable and welcoming community in which to age, not just those citizens who already are older now.

And that is the goal of the work we do: To help Bloomington become more age-and-ability-friendly. Our Annual Report will give you an overview of who we are, what we've done in 2020, and our plans for 2021. You can access the full text of the report by clicking on the link below. We would welcome the opportunity to address any questions you might have about our work.

2020 COA Annual Report

2016 Annual Report and supporting documents:

 

Commission on Aging

Members

Jennifer Burns

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2022-01-31

Lori Clendening

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2023-01-31

Robert Deppert

Appointed By:
Common Council
Term Expires:
2022-01-31

Jennifer Donegan

Appointed By:
Common Council
Term Expires:
2022-01-31

Kelsey Haislip

Appointed By:
Common Council
Term Expires:
2023-01-31

Jack Kahn

Appointed By:
Common Council
Term Expires:
2023-01-31

Yonda Snyder

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2022-01-31

Phil Stafford

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2022-01-31

Vacant

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires
2023-01-31
Vacancy:Apply

Reports