Welcome to Active Aging Coalition


This site provides information for seniors, their families, and other senior advocates about local resources that support senior living and opportunities for community involvement across the ages.

We have monthly meetings that are free and open to the public. In addition, we send out monthly newsletters and invitations to upcoming meetings. If you would like to receive these, please subscribe by clicking  here .

You are invited to join us!

We meet every third Thursday of the month at the Bell Trace Commons Area, 800 Bell Trace Circle, Bloomington, IN

11:30 Lunch (compliments of Bell Trace)

12:00 Welcome, Guest Presentation, Announcements

1:00 Meeting Adjourned

Our next meeting in May:

Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016

Topic:  Sneak Preview of Shakespeare in the Park Much Ado About Nothing

Presenters:  Maryann Iaria

Broadcasts of AAC Meetings

Sometimes our meetings are recorded by Bloomington's Community Access Television. It usually takes about two weeks to edit and post these broadcasts on their Library Channel. If a presentation has been recorded, it will be noted at the bottom of the presentation summary. Please check their schedule for days and times of broadcasts.

2016 May's Presenter

Joe Lee at Home

Joe Lee grew up in Greene County and at the ripe old age of six, fell in love with an illustration of Sir Gallahad Opens the Tomb in a book at the Worthington Public Library.  This began a love of the Knights of the Round Table, leading him to drawing and to a wonderful and lifelong relationship with an encouraging and caring librarian.

Years later he became enchanted by A. Robins, The Banana Man, which led to his love for clowning and performance.  On a fluke, he filled out an application for Clown College, which led to graduating Clown College and working as a clown, a distinctly French clown, in the circus for many years.

Next, he drew and sold beautiful postcards in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which led to his becoming a member of the Art Student League and studying etching.  Since then he has been an illustrator, an author, a cartoonist of very unique and accomplished quality.

Joe learned to fall in love with many things and to stay in love!  He always had elders that worked and created as they aged, while having boundless knowledge of life and history.  They cared about him and emotionally supported him and he was grateful.  Since he had these influences as role models, he embraces creativity and aging with love and joy!!

Attendance:  53

Recorded by CATS on May 19, 2016
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