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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 .
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 June:
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Topic: Overview of Area 10 Services & Resources
Presenters: Kerry Conway, Director of Area 10 Council 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.
2015 May's Presentation Summary
Blue Butterfly Woman was the highlight of our May Active Aging Coalition meeting. In accordance with the Creative Aging Festival's focus on seniors who have reinvented themselves in creative ways, Blue served as an example of a person who embraces change and growth and who has an appreciation for the precious gift of aging.
Blue, in full Indian regalia, had wonderful stories to tell about her transformational encounter with the Indian guide, Joseph Many Horses Davis, of the Peoples Tribe in Chicago whose teacher was a Ute Elder. Through this encounter, she gained the courage to change the course of her life and her name.
Blue used storytelling and song as a way to nurture and heal herself, as well as all who attended. We enjoyed singing songs together. She is brave and young at heart. She encourages faith and discourages fear. She believes in embracing life and in the healing wonders of nature that surround us.
In her very calm and peaceful manner, Blue injected a warm and smiling light in all who attended. After all is said and done, she says, the meaning and purpose of life is to love one another.
This presentation was not recorded by BCATs. They were not available to attend.