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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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, April 19, 2018

Sharon Porter Phillips

Memoirs of an Aging Actress

Murder Mystery/Locked Room




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.


March 2018

Sandy Keller

My Sister's Closet

Sandy is the founder and director of My Sister's Closet and this year is their 20h anniversary.  They have 300-350 volunteers and have assisted almost 2,000 individuals.  Volunteers are given specific tasks to work on.  My Sister's Closet helps people who have slipped through the cracks for one reason or another.

My Sister's Closet has specific services that they give:  resumes, mock interviews, how to present yourself and referrals for the person's specific issues. They also do bra fitting and have speicalized bra insets and mastectomy supplies, as well as non-skid black shoes for food service wokers.  They are a green organization that gives 45-60 bags of excess stock to other organizations.

Their marketing is through social media, customer appreciation cards and specific specials for days such as Mother's Day.  Every Tuesday is Senior Citizen Day and there are also specials on the first Saturday of the month  From 2010 to 2016 they have increased their profits from $35,000 to $146,000.

New initiatives on the horizon are "Ready to Work", a free program that teaches job skills and a Community Street Choir.
They would love to have a more formal job referral program, but funds are not yet available.

The most pressing problem is that they need to relocate.  They are going to start a capital campaign for funds.  Any contribution or ideas as to good places for relocation are welcome!!!

Sandy gave a very interesting, complete and informative presentation!!!!  For more information,go to the web at sisterscloset.org or on facebook at my sister's closet bloomington

Thank you to everyone that attended!  We had 40 attendees this month!  See you April 19!

Recorded by CATS on March 15, 2018

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