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City of Bloomington, Indiana

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.

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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

2017 ANNUAL REPORT

GLANCING BACK, MOVING FORWARD: OUR ANNUAL REPORT FOR 2017

2017 CoA Annual report cover
Annual Report - Click to view

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 2017, and our plans for 2018. You can access the full text of the report by clicking on the cover image. We would welcome the opportunity to address any questions you might have about our work.

 

2016 Annual Report and supporting documents:

Initiatives and Resources

Details

Creative Aging Initiative

Through our year-round creative aging featured events we seek to bring people together to explore innovative solutions for making Bloomington a more age friendly place to live. Each event focuses on specific age related issues and incorporates artistic expression as a part of the event.

Seniors in Poverty

We seek to raise public awareness of aging-related issues in our community--specifically poverty. Our work on poverty explores issues and concerns, encourages programming, and advocates for understanding. Our intent is to promote solutions to problems, provide resources, raise awareness and encourage connections among older adults in our community using our combined expertise and interest.

Resources

Assisted Living in Indiana - Seniorguidance.org

Members

Lauren Cowan

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2019-01-31

Libby Dawson

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2020-01-31

Jennifer Donegan

Appointed By:
Common Council
Term Expires:
2020-01-31

Arlene Flower

Appointed By:
Common Council
Term Expires:
2020-01-31

Jack Kahn

Appointed By:
Common Council
Term Expires:
2019-01-31

Denise Lessow

Appointed By:
Common Council
Term Expires:
2019-01-31

Gail Londergan

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2019-01-31

Amy O'Brien

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2020-01-31

Phil Stafford

Appointed By:
Mayor
Term Expires:
2020-01-31

Reports