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WFIU And WTIU Celebrate Creative Aging

We'll be collecting stories at two events that celebrate lifelong creativity ... and hope to see you there!

City of Bloomington Commission on Aging: The Creative Aging Festival

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The Creative Aging Festival takes place in venues around Bloomington throughout May.

In May, WFIU and WTIU are teaming up with the City of Bloomington Commission on Aging to observe Older Americans Month. We’ll be participating in the Third Annual Creative Aging Festival, a month long series of events honoring elders.

Join us on Saturday, May 18, on Free Admission Day at the Monroe County History Center, to Tell Us Your Hoosier Story. We’ll have story-gatherers on hand from 11 to 2 to record your childhood memories, tales of places in Indiana that have come and gone, and the good times and hard times in your life. The stories will be archived and might be aired on WFIU. Interested? Ten-minute appointments are not required, but are encouraged. You can set one in advance by contacting Adam Schwartz by email or at 812-855-7513.

We’ll also be present on Tuesday, May 22, from 2:30 to 5 at Generations Gardening Together at the Grant Street Children’s Courtyard Garden at the Monroe County Public Library. Senior citizens will team up with kids aged 4 to 12 to plant flowers, vegetables, and herbs, make seed bombs, and enjoy refreshments. Annie Corrigan, host of Earth Eats, will ask seniors questions about “food ways” past and present — gardening, canning, shopping, preparing meals, whatever they’d like to discuss.

In addition, we’re a media sponsor for Time Travels, an intergenerational song and story festival featuring national, regional, and local performers, hosted by singer-songwriter Krista Detor. That’s at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium on Friday, May 17, at 7:30.

We’d love to see you at all of these events, which represent just a portion of the activities encompassed within the Creative Aging Festival.

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