Older Adults - Community Organizations

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Active Aging Coalition

AddressBell Trace
725 North Bell Trace Circle
Bloomington, IN 47408

The Active Aging Coalition is a grassroots organization consisting of older adults, their families, caregivers, and other community advocates interested in improving lives of older adults in our community. Through monthly meetings and an interactive website, we learn about each others participation in the older adult community, find ways to work together more efficiently, and increase our own understanding of available resources.

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Alzheimer's Resource Center

AddressBloomington Hospital Community Health Education Building
431 South College Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47403-1514

Bloomington Hospital's Alzheimer's Resource Service serves families and professional caregivers who live or work with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. Care for the caregiver is a primary mission of the center, and education, support, and resources are offered at no charge. Funded by the Bloomington Hospital Foundation. See also the Care Circle, a support group sponsored by the Alzheimer's Resource Center. 812-353-9299 - By appointment only.

Contactdthompson6 [at] iuhealth.org
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Area 10 Agency on Aging and Disability

Address631 W. Edgewood Drive
Ellettsville, IN 47429

Area 10 Agency on Aging is a private, not-for-profit corporation serving older adults in Monroe and Owen Counties. We are the tenth of sixteen Area Agencies on Aging in Indiana. Our mission is to improve the quality of life and celebrate the independence, health, and dignity of all older adults. The following services are available for persons in the Monroe and Owen County area who are 60 or older or who are disabled:

  • Food Pantry Program
  • Nutrition Services
  • Case management & Care planning
  • Respite for care givers
  • Home Health Care
  • Friendly Visitors Program
  • Elder abuse issues
  • Homemaker services
  • Information and Referral
  • Pre-admission screening for nursing homes
  • Telephone Reassurance
  • CHOICE program services
  • Medicaid Waiver services
  • Transportation
  • Assistance to homebound older adults and disabled (includes grocery shopping).
  • Temporary loan of medical equipment
  • Repairs Team
Contactinfo [at] area10agency.org
Additional ContactToll Free in Indiana:
Year Established1981
Incorporation StatusExempt
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Be Loved Transportation

AddressBloomington, IN 47404

The mission of Be Loved Transportation Inc. is to provide reliable and courteous non-emergency medical transportation to anyone who needs it. The vision is to ensure anyone needing medical transportation will have it. This will be carried out in an environment that not only transports but provides genuine relationship building. Our purpose is to provide transportation in order to bridge the gap between patients and healthcare. We provide transportation for individuals to and from appointments such as dialysis, chemotherapy, doctors appointments etc. regardless of financial restraints, family availability, or other barriers. We also link individuals and families with resources in the community to provide supportive services for those who come into contact with Be Loved Transportation.

ContactDwayne Cole
belovedtransportation [at] gmail.com
Year Established2009
Incorporation StatusExempt
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Blooming Memories Through Music

AddressP.O. Box 8202
Bloomington, IN 47407-8202

BMTM has announced the upcoming launch of the pilot program in September 2017 for our complementary residential music sessions for families living with Alzheimer's. We model our initiative after the documentary Alive Inside and our residential teams are made up of one Adult Liaison (mentor) and two BHSN honors music students who create custom playlists for each older adult. Our goals is to reduce the stress of the families/caregivers and to increase the joy in the quality of life of the elders. We hope to educate the community on the empathy factor needed to support caregivers. We also attempt to reduce the isolation factors that arise while loved ones are being allowed to age in place in familiar space with family support


Blooming Memories Thru Music gather monthly in the early afternoon, Check our Facebook for times and location. Blooming Memories Thru Music@BMTM Bloomington

ContactBarbara Edmonds
bloomingmemoriesinfo [at] gmail.com
Year Established2016
Incorporation StatusExempt
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Bloomington Meals on Wheels

Bloomingon, IN 47402

Founded in 1973, our program provides nuntritious meals to homebound people who are unable to cook for themselves. We ensure that our clients receive two good meals a day delivered by a friendly visitor. Any person who lives in our Bloomington service area is eligible for Meals on Wheels. We have no age or economic restrictions.

ContactCarrie McHaley
blm-mow [at] iuhealth.org
Year Established1973
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Bloomington Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Address120 E. Miller Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47401

Bloomington Nursing And Rehabilitation Center, located in Bloomington, Indiana provides the following services: Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing Facility, and Short Term Care: Rehabilitation. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid.

ContactTessa Tipton (Administrator)
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Center on Aging and Community

AddressIndiana Institute on Disability and Community
1905 North Range Rd
Bloomington, IN 47408

The mission of the Center on Aging and Community is to provide leadership that enables older persons to lead self-determined lives within their communities. The Center promotes practices that ensure access to opportunities for meaningful, productive, and healthy lifestyles.

ContactPhilip B. Stafford (Director)
cac [at] indiana.edu
Additional ContactJane Harlan-Simmons (Research Associate)
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Garden Villa Alzheimer's Care Center

AddressGarden Villa Health
1100 S. Curry Pike
Bloomington, IN 47403

The Adult Day Program provides a safe and secure environment while a caregiver is away. Clients have access to many of the same programs and services provided to our residents. Our Alzheimer's Care Center offers nursing services, nutritional meals, stimulating activities, a beauty salon and barbershop, church groups, and even access to laundry services.


For longer-term care, Garden Villa's Advanced Alzheimer's unit provides a quiet, serene environment where residents can receive special care and support. Residents can participate in specialized recreational programs, and our staff can closely assist residents with their day-to-day activities.


Formerly a service of the Hospitality House.

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Monroe County Adult Protective Services

Address120 W. Seventh St.
One City Centre, Ste. 210
Bloomington, IN 47404

Adult Protective Service (APS) Units were established to protect endangered adults in Indiana and to provide protective services to these individuals.

ContactAPS10 [at] co.monroe.in.us
Additional ContactAPS National Hotline
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Monroe House Assisted Living Facility

Address2770 South Adams Street
Bloomington, IN 47403

Located on the corner of Tapp Road and Adams Street.

At Monroe Place, we provide thoughtful, compassionate care in a warm, lively older adult living community. We develop individual care plans to meet the needs of each resident, and a full-time registered nurse is available 24 hours a day to provide clinical oversight and coordination of care. Our residents engage in a variety of stimulating activities, such as tai chi, walking club, dances, religious services, music programs, art classes, and book club. We also offer invigorating outdoor activities and cookouts in our two courtyards and covered gazebo. We are a pet-friendly community. For high quality assisted living in Bloomington, schedule a visit to Monroe Place today.

ContactJack Callison (Chief Executive Officer)
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National Able Network

Address55 S State Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46201M

National Able Network provides a full docket of workforce development programming, counseling, training, and job placement services that empower individuals and businesses. All resources are concentrated on delivering best-in-class services to both clients and employers. Able serves job seekers of every age, income and skill level, from entry-level workers to mid-level professionals. Able provides individuals with the training, personal skills, and job search techniques that will help them enter, re-enter. or advance in today's workforce

ContactIndianapolis Headquarters
able [at] nationalable.org
Additional Contact1-800-669-8004
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RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program

AddressOffice of RSVP and Area 10 Agency on Aging
631 W. Edgewood Dr.
Ellettsville, IN 47429

Get involved! Leave a legacy! RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program is a clearinghouse for adult volunteers, helping volunteers find their perfect match based on their interests and needs. RSVP has 100s of volunteer opportunities throughout Monroe and Owen Counties. For those who are already volunteering, RSVP provides a social community to support and recognize their service. Volunteers submit their hours to help provide information to state and federal agencies regarding the impact older adults have in our community. A program of Area 10 Agency on Aging. Everyone has something to give—contact us today to get started!

Contactrsvp [at] area10agency.org
Year Established1988
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State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

Address601 W. 2nd St.
Bloomington, IN 47403

SHIP counselors offer free and objective assistance. They are not affiliated with any insurance agent or company. Call for more information.


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The Endwright Center

Address630 W. Edgewood Dr.
Ellettsville, IN 47429

Through an innovative fitness program, one-on-one computer tutoring program, arts and humanities classes, special events, inter-generational activities, support groups and volunteer opportunities, the Endwright Center strives to meet the various needs of people 50 years and older.

Contactarea10 [at] area10.bloomington.in.us
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