Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Commission on Aging Offers Fourth Annual Creative Aging Festival

Bloomington, Ind. – In celebration of Older Americans Month in May, the City of Bloomington Commission on Aging invites the community to celebrate creativity and our aging population. Since Bloomington is known as both an arts and retirement destination, the Commission seeks to enhance these two attributes through offering the Fourth Annual Creative Aging Festival in May.

The primary objectives of the Creative Aging Festival are to highlight the artistic talents of older adults; promote intergenerational understanding through dialogue, sharing traditions, and storytelling and increase awareness about the value of creative engagement to adult health and well-being.  

The Commission has developed an online Creative Aging Festival Program Guide, which will feature creative aging events and exhibits in May.  Printed guides will be distributed to arts and aging venues in the area. The Creative Aging Festival program guide can be viewed online at www.bloomington.in.gov/coa.

The Commission on Aging meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall Hooker Conference Room, Suite 245, 401 N. Morton St.  All commission meetings are open to the public and minutes from meetings can be found on the City of Bloomington website at www.bloomington.in.gov/coa.

For additional information, contact Program Specialist Sue Owens at owenss@bloomington.in.gov or 812-349-3468.

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