Coming Events

Poetry Matters

Indiana University’s Center on Aging and Community presents Poetry Matters, a two-day workshop series, offered October 25 & 26 in Bloomington, Indiana. Facilitated by Gary Glazner, the founder and Executive Director of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project, this best-practice, award-winning program received the 2013 Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer ’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Award and the 2012 MetLife Foundation Creativity and Aging in America Leadership Award in the category of Community Engagement.

Workshop #1 The Alzheimer’s Poetry Project October 25, 2016, from 2:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m. Hosted by Bell Trace Senior Living Community Gary will share his experience in improving the quality of life of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia by facilitating creative expression through poetry. Those who should attend are professionals serving people with dementia, family and friends of people with dementia, and poetry enthusiasts of all ages.

Workshop #2 Poetry in Motion October 25, 2016, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Hosted by Bell Trace Senior Living Community This workshop translates poetry through the cultural lens of two vastly different generations. We will explore how to use poetry and other art forms to inspire and guide intergenerational conversations. This workshop is for Indiana University students, community elders, and artist of all ages.

Workshop #3 Poetry on Wheels October 26, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. - Noon Hosted by Jill’s House Assisted Living Join the discussion on how to incorporate poetry and other forms of creative expression into the lives of socially isolated elders who participate in the Bloomington Meals on Wheels program. If you are interested in volunteering and contributing to this exciting new program, please plan to attend.

All workshops are free and open to the public. In the interest of gauging attendance for refreshments, please notify the organizers of which workshops you will attend via web (preferred), email or phone.

Phone: Lora Wagers,