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 meet at Meadowood in the Terrace Room that is located at 2455 N Tamarack Trail, Bloomington, IN 47408. If you need assistance please let us know via email at ActiveAgingCoalition@Gmail.com. 

Meetings are free and open to the public.

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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, November 15th, 2018

Lauren Lane Powell

Holy Shift:  Overcoming Fear

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.

October 2018

Dr. Rob Stone
Palliative Care and Advance Directives

Dr. Stone has 42 years of experience and his priority is to always ask the patient questions in order to know how they feel about their present condition, aspects of dying and their preferences.

For most people the scariest thing about dying is the fear of suffering.  80% of people would like to die at home, but 60% die in skilled care or at the hospital.

Hospice eligibility is that you are determined to have a life expectancy of less than six months and the patient must give up all curative treatment.  40% of deaths are while in hospice.  Hospice care is palliative, emphasizing quality of life and comfort, including relief from pain, stress and symptoms and looking at the big picture.

70% have not recorded their plans and 40% have not documented their wishes.  Different people can have very different ideas about the type of medical intervention they wish.  It's important to define their wishes through talking with the patient.

Everyone needs a surrogate and it's important to determine a Health Care Representative and to have a Living Will, as well as a POST (Physicians Orders for Scopes of Treatment).  These documents need to be added to the patient's medical records.

Thanks to Dr. Stone and thank you to everyone that attended!  We had 52 attendees this month!  See you November 15th!

Recorded by CATS on October 18th, 2018

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