Bloomington, Ind. – In celebration of Older Americans Month, the City of Bloomington Commission on Aging invites the community to participate in the Fifth Annual Creative Aging Festival, a series of events offered throughout the month of May. Several local organizations will be holding events, including art exhibits, musical performances, workshops and informational presentations. The events will help showcase the talents and skills of both established and emerging older artists, writers and performers; promote inter-generational understanding and increase awareness of the value of creative engagement.
The Commission is adding an inaugural event this year, the Creative Aging Festival Symposium. The two-day Symposium will be held May 14 – 15, and its presenters will include both national and local experts from health-related professions, the arts, community development and other relevant specializations. Each day of the Symposium will offer several events at various locations.
Copies of the Creative Aging Festival program guides will be available in many arts and aging venues in the community and City Hall, 401 N. Morton St. Request for a guide by mail can be submitted to Sue Owens at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812.349.3468. The guide also will be available online at www.bloomington.in.gov/coa and http://www.creativeagingfestivalbloomington.com.
The Commission on Aging meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall in the Hooker Conference Room, 401 N. Morton St., Ste 245. All commission meetings are open to the public and minutes from meetings can be found on the Commission’s website at www.bloomington.in.gov/coa.
For additional information, contact Program Specialist Sue Owens at email@example.com or 812.349.3468.