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The Active Aging Coalition is a grassroots organization consisting of seniors, their families, caregivers, and other community advocates interested in improving lives of seniors in our community. Through monthly meetings and community engagement, we learn about each other’s participation in the senior community, find ways to work together more efficiently, and increase our own understanding of available resources.Sometimes, when searching for these resources, gaps in services are discovered as well. This has encouraged creativity among the group to find better ways to use resources that already exist or at times to create entirely new solutions. One such solution was the creation of the Commission on Aging. They have been responsible for the very successful Creative Aging Festival, a month long city-wide celebration of elder artists addressing the benefits of creativity to healthful aging.We produce a monthly newsletter that includes up-to-date meeting minutes, announcements, and upcoming events. We also send out monthly invitations to our upcoming meetings. If you would like to receive these, please click the Contact button and send us your name and email address. Meetings begin and end promptly in recognition of everyone’s busy schedule, but you are welcome to stay longer to visit and network with those you meet. We hope to see you at one of our meetings!
Agewise Design
Phone: 812-369-1446
Agewise Design creates individual interiors for aging in place.
Phone: 812-333-7018
Amedisys is a leading provider of home health care and hospice services, with agencies located across the United States and Puerto Rico. The company was incorporated 1982. In 1994, the company became public and currently trades on The Nasdaq Market under the symbol “AMED”.
Phone: 812-332-2355
Operated by Bloomington-based CarDon and Associates, Bell Trace is backed by a family-owned corporation with over 30 years of experience in creating exceptional lifestyles for Indiana seniors. Here, you’ll discover surroundings that address your preferences, and services and programs to fit your lifestyle both now and in the years to come – and you’ll know why Bell Trace stands as the standard for thoughtful design and gracious retirement living.
Phone: 812-558-5001
Bloomington Home Care Services is dedicated to providing the highest quality of professional, dependable in-home care, also offering home management, maintenance & concierge services. Enabling our clients to live happier, healthier lives at home, our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in home care. .
Phone: 812-353-6821
For more than 100 years, the community has supported Bloomington Hospital, and in turn the hospital has supported its community with quality medical care, wellness programs and vital health care services. As the non-profit community hospital for Monroe County and surrounding areas, Bloomington Hospital embraces its role as the health care provider of choice for south central Indiana.
RN oversight. Helping seniors find alternatives so their highest level of independence is achieved! 30 min needs assessment free!I can help you streamline:Medication safety and deliveryFall AssessmentIn Home SafetyTransportationMeal deliveryLibrary ServicesServices for the sight impairedBill payingDelivery of personal itemsEscort to eventsEscort by airplaneDr. AppointmentsHealth Care POA
Phone: 812-336-7433
Offers bus transportation throughout town including specialized services through “BT ACCESS” for those who need accessible transportation.
Phone: 812-855-2163
As one of seven centers at Indiana University’s Institute on Disability and Community, we do research and provide training, assistance and information to individuals, families, professionals and communities. We work in partnership with adults who are aging with disabilities to promote their well-being, community-participation, self-determination and leadership.
Phone: 812-822-0145
Comfort Keepers are the compassionate people who deliver Comfort Keepers’ premier brand of in-home care giving. They enrich the lives of seniors and other adults as they help them live safely, happily and independently in the comfort of their own homes.Voted number one by Reader’s Choice for 2012, 2013 and again in 2014! We have also won the Quest for Excellence Award and President’s Award two years in a row. Interactive Caregiving is Comfort Keepers distinctive approach to in-home care. Our dedicated caregivers, that include nurses on staff, transform day-to-day caregiving into opportunities for meaningful conversation and activities that engage and enrich the lives of seniors physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.For families who live away from their loved one or need ‘respite care’, in-home care providers like Comfort Keepers offer, as one of their services, regular updates to families about the senior’s well-being. In addition to peace of mind, Comfort Keepers can deliver a wide range of services, working with seniors and their families to create care plans that meet their specific needs. These individual care plans allow seniors preserve dignity and independence.COMFORT KEEPERS SERVICES:- Personal Care-dressing, bathing, etc. – Companionship-errands, shopping, keeping clients active in mind, body and spirit. – Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care-Specialized focus on those with with Alzheimer’s/Dementia, we understand the need for specialized care for each and every one of our clients.
Phone: 812-332-0999
A community of volunteers for over 25 years, focused on feeding the hungry. A Meal served 6 days a week. Hearty American main dish or vegetarian option, plus side, fruit, salad, vegetable, beverages, dessert. No questions asked.KITCHEN Location: Sit-Down Meals & Carry-Out917 S. Rogers St. Bloomington, IN 47403EXPRESS Location: Carry-Out Meals only1100 W. 11th St. Bloomington, IN 47404
Phone: 812-876-3383
Dodds-Wylie Court is located at 720 W. Dodds St. and 739 W. Wylie St., southwest of Bloomington Hospital. The twelve-unit complex is owned by Perry Township and managed by Area 10 to provide low- and middle-income seniors with a pleasant all-senior community in the heart of Bloomington. Dodds-Wylie was completely renovated in 2008. All units are ADA compliant. Each two-bedroom apartment has gas heat and hot water, central air, a full-size stove/oven and refrigerator/freezer. All Dodds-Wylie units are on the ground floor and share a patio with one neighbor. A live-in manager is available to Dodds-Wylie tenants 24 hours a day. The apartments are just a block from Bloomington Transit, Community Kitchen, shopping, medical facilities and entertainment.
Phone: 812-876-3383
Edgewood Village Apartments are located off Reeves Road in Ellettsville, about ¾ mile from downtown Ellettsville, 15 minutes drive from Bloomington, and approximately 50 miles from Indianapolis. Public transportation is available through Rural Transit’s Express Services on weekdays.The complex consists of both one bedroom and two bedroom units. It is situated in a beautiful park-like setting. Area 10 Agency on Aging and the Endwright Center are across the street, providing free activities and services for seniors: art classes, fitness programs, cultural events, computer tutoring, Internet access, and much more.
Phone: 812-334-2389
At Elder’s Journey Home Care LLC we believe that everyone deserves the highest quality and dependable care. With that in mind we developed a team of highly trained RNs, LPNs and HHAs to provide the very best possible care for you or your loved one. We work with you, your family and your medical team to develop the best approach to your care. Elder’s Journey offers a wide range of services that include : – Skilled Nursing – Certified Home Health Aide – Geriatric Case ManagementWe assist clients with: – Stroke – Heart Disease – Alzheimer’s/Dementia – Wound Care – Congestive Heart Failure – Diabetic Care – Medication ManagementWe understand trusting someone in your home is a difficult decision to make. Our staff is insured, bonded and has a criminal background check done ensuring that a knowledgeable, dependable and trusted staff member is providing care to you or your loved.Understanding Geriatric Care Management* Conduct in-home assessments – Identify formal and informal support networks; assess physical abilities, psychological status, health care needs, home safety, social activities, financial and legal preparations.* Meet immediate needs, coordinate day-to-day care, escort to medical appointments, document medical information, provide support with complex needs.* Work in conjunction with home care providers such as Comfort Keepers to arrange, coordinate, and monitor in-home services* Offer counseling and support to Elders in adjusting to their changing needs; and to families in managing the care of their loved ones* Serve as liaison to families who live at a distance* Provide advocacy, guidance and support for future planning* Assist with finding alternative housing and the process of moving, when needed* Offer referrals to needed professionals in the community with expertise in Elder law, financial advising, etc.Ann Kerr RNGeriatric Care Manager
Phone: 800-844-1010
The Endwright Center strives to meet the various needs of people 50 years and older of Owen and Monroe Counties, and is dedicated to their independence, health, and dignity. The facilities and activities are documented on their website.
Phone: 866-976-5939
Experience Works, formerly known as Green Thumb, is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of older people. Achieved through training, community service and employment, hiring these pre-screened participants makes good business sense. On average, not only do older workers have lower absenteeism, they tend to stay on the job longer than younger workers. Experience Works staff matches qualified mature workers with local businesses who seek reliable, experienced employees. To encourage hiring these mature workers, Experience Works can offer eligible for-profit businesses up to 50% reimbursement of wages to employers during a training period.To be eligible for program services, applicants must be 55 or older, unemployed, at an income below 125% of the federal poverty income level, and living within the county serviced by Experience Works. Eligible applicants must want to train and look for work. Interested businesses or applicants from Monroe, Owen, Brown or Lawrence counties, please contact us at the numbers listed above.
Phone: 812-332-6396
Our church provides assistance to those experiencing acute or chronic personal or family crises. Headed by Barb Light, and assisted by church staff members Jimmy Moore and Anne Kapper, First Church Caring Ministries seeks to respond collaboratively to congregational need by empowering a wide array of lay members for the tasks of ministry. We have many wonderful volunteers involved in many ministries, and good opportunities exist for new volunteers to become involved as well.Community services include: –Parish Visitor –Nursing Home/Assisted Living Visitation –Hospital Visitation –Follow-Up Care –Food Crisis Ministry –Bereavement Food Ministry –Parish Nursing
Phone: 812-339-1657
At Garden Villa, we offer quality nursing and advanced rehabilitation in a place you can call home. With professional care centers in Bedford and Bloomington, our short and long-term accommodations include personalized nursing services, specialty Alzheimer’s care, and various forms of recreational and physical therapy. We also offer a sophisticated aquatic therapy program, featuring the state-of-the-art HydroWorx 2000 therapy pool.
Phone: 812-332-4437
Golden LivingCenter-Bloomington is a 146 bed nursing facility. We have 7 Private Short-term Rehab Suites, 2 Hospice Suites, and 50 beds dedicated for Alzheimer’s Care. Our Average Length of Stay for short-term rehab patients is 45 days. Our therapy department offers Physical, Speech, and Occupational Therapies. Please feel free to come in to tour our facility. Payment options: We accept Medicare, Managed Care, Private pay, and Medicaid.Experience the “Golden Difference” if you or a loved one needs recovery care due to surgery or an illness Golden Living is here for you. We specialize in short-term strength training rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s care, and traditional long-term care.You have choices – you can choose a nursing home, or you can choose a Golden LivingCenter.
Phone: 812-339-8678
Help At Home, Inc. is a home care agency committed to enhancing the quality of life for our clients and providing a viable alternative to living in a nursing home or long-term care facility. Help At Home, Inc. is committed to being a quality employer. Offering competitive compensation and attractive benefits allows us to employ the best staff available. In business for over 30 years, we employ a large staff of trained Homemakers, Nursing Assistants, and Registered Nurses who are readily availabl
Phone: 812-334-2892
In Dec. 2009 I retired from Meadowood to start Helping Hands with my husband, sister and brother-in-law. The four of us have many years of experience, and are very reliable, honest and helpful. It takes a special kind of person to give good service in this field and we are considerate and patient.Helping Hands can do everything for anyone who needs help in their home including meal prep, dressing, bathing, light housework, laundry, shopping, feeding, pet care, etc. We can do small “fix it” home repair jobs, light housekeeping, and even give haircuts to folks who are unable to get to a salon or barber.We take people to doctor appointments, to the airport, out to lunch or help them shop. We have free consultation with perspective clients or family members.
Phone: 812-961-2222
Home Instead Senior Care® is a reliable source of home care for seniors in the Bloomington area. Services include companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, assistance with personal care, incidental shopping and errands, Alzheimer’s care and more. For more information on services or to become a CAREGiver, please call our office at the number below
Phone: 812-855-3095
The Eppley Institute Training site is dedicated to meeting the needs of recreation, park, and tourism professionals. We combine academic expertise with real-world experience to design practical solutions that work. Each course is custom-designed to engage learners and meet identified learning objectives.
Phone: 812-330-6247
Whether it’s health insurance or history, cooking or computers, we have something for everyone. We hope you can join us for discovery, exploration, and fun.
Phone: 812-876-2158
2 Bloomington Locations! Jazzercise Fitness Center on WestPlex Ave (37 classes a week) and the Allison Jukebox Community Center (3 classes a week). We have five different 5 formats. Try a class for just $6! Several pass options available and discounts for seniors and full-time IU students. Our class passes and registration packages give you unlimited classes at our two Bloomington locations. Our dance aerobic exercise and strength training classes are designed for all ages and all fitness levels. Start classes at anytime! See schedule at: www.jazzercise.com
Phone: 812-331-8244
I offer psychotherapy for individuals and groups, addressing issues of personal growth, enriching relationships, resolving depression, anxiety, grief, and transitions in life. Areas of special expertise include working with the GLBT community, working with seniors, and caregiver issues. I teach several courses in the IU School of Social Work including “Developmental Issues for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual People”, “Developmental Issues for Transgender People”, “Social Work Practice with Older Adults”, and “Understanding Diversity in a Pluralistic Society”.
Phone: 812-336-7060
Meadowood is set in the rolling hills immediately north of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. You will find beautifully landscaped grounds with a rich variety of seasonal plantings and the Wells Sanctuary — a pond with fountain, gazebo, and walkways. Meadowood’s friendly and professional staff work to provide residents an unequaled quality of life with personal attention to detail and concern for each individual’s needs. The chefs at Meadowood are noted for the variety of tasty and
Phone: 812-335-8294
We help individuals and couples in central and southern Indiana who need or anticipate a long-term nursing home stay or need other long-term care, including care at home, prepare for Medicaid eligibility and preserve assets and income to the extent Medicaid rules allow. Medicaid is a very complicated program. We advocate for you with the Medicaid office to make sure you receive the benefits that Congress intended.Our goal is to help you understand the Medicaid eligibility process so that you
Phone: 812-332-7292
Since 1917, the Monroe County Chapter of the American Red Cross has provided disaster relief, services to Armed Forces, emergency preparedness and lifesaving programs to Bloomington and the surrounding communities.
Phone: 812-332-5555
The Y is a nonprofit organization that brings kids, adults and families closer together. The Y encourages good health and fosters connections through fitness, indoor pools, sports, fun and shared interests. The Y has programs for all ages.
Phone: 812-331-8153
Respite and Long-term care. A nurse is on duty during daytime hours, and on call 24 hours a day. Personal attendants are available around the clock. Studio units have two emergency response systems, one-bedroom units have three systems. Two licensed program directors are on staff to provide recreational and social activities. Transportation of residents to and from appointments is provided by volunteers. Pets are welcome. Three meals per day, laundry and cleaning are provided at no additional ch
Phone: 812-876-3383
More than 60 million Americans volunteer. Are YOU one of them? Contact RSVP to find a volunteer opportunity that will positively change lives– including your own!RSVP provides meaningful volunteer opportunities for adults 55+ years of age. We can help you sort through hundreds of volunteer possibilities to find opportunities that uniquely match your interests, talents, and availability. There are no special skills or experience required. No matter who you are or where you are in life, YOU can make a difference. Benefits include placement, ongoing support, free supplemental insurance, increased quality of life, recognition, access to a wonderful group of like-hearted older adults, and more!Contact us today to get connected and get involved.Sponsored locally by Area 10 Agency on Aging
Phone: 800-844-1010
Rural Transit offers bus service to all in Monroe, Owen, & Lawrence Counties, for all ages and all physical abilities. Wheelchair lift ADA compliant. Medicaid transportation provider.
Phone: 800-844-1010
Hot, nutritious mid-day meal served at five sites; main course, 2 side dishes, bread, dessert, and milk. Also “mobile meals” for homebound. Requested donation $2.25.Mon-Fri, Spencer Senior Center, 400 West Jefferson St. Spencer, IN 47460Mon-Fri, Bloomington Adult Community Center, 349 S.Walnut St. Bloomington, IN 47403Mon-Fri, Cambridge Square Apartments, 303 Pete Ellis DriveBloomington, IN 47408Tues,Thur, Unionville Senior Center, 7616 E.State Rd.45Unionville, IN 47468Mon,Wed,Fri, Maple Shades, 1100 W.Main St.Ellettsville, IN 47429
Phone: 812-327-6795
Starr Fitness, LLC is Personal Training done in the comfort of your own home. No equipment needed, nor do you need a large room to exercise in! I work with adults who are either seeking to lose weight, get fit, or change their workout routine. I also work with seniors in residental communities or nursing homes. If you need help using your home equipment, treadmills, etc. I can come and help you figure out how to work your machines as well as create a program that fits your lifestyle.
Phone: 812-330-0885
Beautiful & Comfortable Surroundings Sterling House was designed and built to provide the comfort, beauty and privacy you d find in your own home. The innovative design provides private apartments as well as charming, home-like community areas for socializing, dining and entertaining. Private apartments are available in a variety of styles and sizes. Sterling House is an intimate, single story building which makes all community areas easily accessible for individuals with limited mobility.
Phone: 812-278-8195
Stonebridge Health Campus, of Bedford, Indiana accepts patients covered by Medicare and Medicaid. This nursing home has 68 beds making the facility smaller than the Indiana state average of 96.95. Also, Stonebridge Health Campus’s 51 residents are fewer than the average state nursing homes population of 78.07, and is less full at 75% than the 80.36% occupied average Indiana nursing home.