Bloomington Health Foundation, in partnership with Community Justice and Mediation Center, received over $600,000 through Community Voices for Health, an initiative led by Public Agenda and Altarum, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The funding will support the Community Voices for Health in Monroe County, Indiana project which works to build a stronger engagement infrastructure that involves a broader range of people – especially marginalized and underserved communities – so their voices are heard in healthcare policymaking decisions. Learn more: https://bloomhf.org/news/rwjf-grant/
Orangetheory Fitness - Bloomington Indiana is offering FREE daily LIVE at home workouts with our Incredible Coaches! You do not have to be an existing member. All you have to do is 'like' our Orangetheory Fitness Bloomington, IN Facebook page to get started. Join us on Facebook Live or on Zoom (great way for our coaches to see you to offer positive personal feedback). For more information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let Orangetheory Fitness help you to get healthy both physically and mentally during this challenging time! FREE!!!
NOW Accepting Anthem BCBS Medicare Advantage Plans.
Senior Helpers Bloomington is delighted to extend services to more seniors in the community.
For details and to schedule a free in-home assessment please call (812) 803-2671
Accepting new clients, including those who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Offering Mini Meal Kits, designed for convenience, using our most popular recipes and flavors. Part of this meal comes ready to use, and part of it you will make yourself using the recipe and ingredients provided by us. These kits are a great way to eat well, support local, and cook outside the box!
Order online. Then pop in and pick it up or call when you arrive and we will bring it to your car. Mini Meal Kits can be picked up Wednesday through Saturday of the week ordered, as we are preparing them fresh for you on Monday and Tuesday! Visit http://www.oliveleafbloomington.com/index.html to order.
The April/May issue of Bloom is coming out on schedule, just as it has for the past 14 years. However, since so many of our 200+ distribution locations are temporarily closed, this month we will be mailing copies directly to thousands of homes throughout the city. Look for one in your mailbox by April 14. We hope it will be a welcomed refuge of familiar faces and places at a time when our town is, in many ways, unrecognizable.
Click "Read More" to see a full list of locations that will have Bloom Magazine available.
Save the day and support your locally owned bars, restaurants and shops. Coronavirus’s attack leaves the service and retail industries in great peril. Help defend your favorite spots by visiting their online stores and performing a legendary act of retail heroics! Purchase gift cards and merchandise to your hearts content, it will help ensure the continued survival of your cherished local business!
Superhero's can Shop Nick's and Osteria Rago’s online stores at: www.nicksenglishhut.com
Open For Bloomington Highlights Local Restaurants Offering Carryout and Delivery
Open For Bloomington highlights local restaurants who are still open for business! It is a useful map for both consumers and restaurant owners, and folks can easily submit information for restaurants that are still open. Once restaurants are fully covered, The Mill will start to add other essential businesses to the map, too. There's not a form yet for other essential businesses (as of April 10) but feel free to submit through the restaurant survey. Visit openforbloomington.com to find carry out near you or to fill out the survey.
Over 230 children of essential workers are in urgent need of childcare in Monroe County. In an effort to assist essential working families and employers, the Community Foundation’s Monroe Smart Start program has developed a tool for healthy childcare workers, educators, teachers, college students, or others with childcare experience to sign up for paid employment opportunities. Visit www.monroesmartstart.org/providers/emergency-childcare for more information and to apply.
This month, WFIU Public Radio debuts a new 13-episode podcast series created by writer, producer, and actor Michael Brainard from the archives of the Ernie Pyle collection at the Lilly Library of Indiana University. Each episode of The Ernie Pyle Experiment!, through fact and fiction, examines the circumstances surrounding an actual Ernie Pyle column from this pre-WWII era. For more information visit wfiu.org/erniepylepodcast.
In an effort to make staying at home and social distancing as easy as possible, the Monroe County YMCA has created a variety of online resources for the community to refer to while at home. Items include activities for preschool-aged children, at-home Group Ex classes, do-it-yourself tutorials, exercise routines for seniors, and more. New videos and resources are added each day. The complete list of crafts, games, exercises, and more can be found on the Monroe County website: www.monroecountyymca.org/healthy-living-room. All videos are also posted on their YouTube channel.
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