Bloomington has become a retirement hot spot. As a vibrant community with a world-class university, the opportunities for creative engagement, civic participation, and encore careers are broad and deep. As one of five national Community AGEnda sites, funded by the Grantmakers in Aging, Bloomington is on track to create the country's first "lifetime community district" along the downtown multi-use trail, called the B-Line. Collaboration among government, private, and civic sectors is bringing forward new options in housing, health and wellness, cultural, and social life.

The Bloomington Retirement Guide describes this emerging vision. We invite you to join us in this adventure. The Visit Bloomington staff can connect you with local information resources about housing, healthcare, lifelong learning, volunteerism, encore careers, and quality of life. 

Lifelong Learning

IU Lifelong Learning
IVY Tech Center for Lifelong Learning

Creative Aging

Jacobs School of Music events
Lotus World Music Festival
Creative Aging Festival (2014 sample)

Productive Aging

Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship, Kelley School of Business
The Gayle and Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship

Housing Options

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Veterans Assistance

Veterans Service Office, Monroe County Government
214 W. 7th St., Suite 100
Bloomington, IN 47404-4940

View/download the Bloomington Retirement Guide (PDF).