Welcome to Active Aging Coalition

Welcome!

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.

Beginning in January, 2017. there will be a new location for our monthly meetings.  The new location will be at Meadowood Terrace Room.  Meadowood is located at 2455 N Tamarack Trail, Bloomington, IN 47408

Meetings are free and open to the public.

Don't forget-scheduled meetings will be cancelled if there is a delay or cancellation
of the Monroe County School Corporation. 

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You are invited to join us!

We meet the third Thursday of the month at Meadowood Terrace Room.

11:30 Lunch (compliments of Meadowood)

12:00 Welcome, Guest Presentation, Announcements

1:00 Meeting Adjourned

Our next meeting

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Chris Myers

CEO of Area 10 on Aging


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.


May 2018

Dr. Trueblood, pulmonologist

Lung Health

Your breathing capacity begins to decrease when you are 30 or 35.  Changes are caused by, among other things, environmental factors, lung billows losing strength and volume, shrinkage, decrease in muscle and cilia strength.

COPD, usually caused by smoking or 2nd hand smoke, is the third leading cause of death.  Pulmonary rehab can reduce the symptoms. 

Pulmonary fibrosis causes lungs to be thick and scarred and doctors do not know what causes it.  Two drugs came out in 2014 that slow or reduce this disease.

The most common cause of cancer death is lung cancer and screening should be done for it.  Older adults should have pneumonia vaccines, as well as prednar 13.

Prevention of unhealthy lungs is accomplished by not smoking, not breathing 2nd hand smoke, wearing masks in dust or fumes, aerobic activity, core strengthening and watching diet and weight.  ANTHING you do can improve the function of your lungs and prevent decreases in lung function!!!

Thank you to everyone that attended!  We had 52 attendees this month!  See you June 21!

Recorded by CATS on May 17, 2018

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