In-Home Care Services in Bloomington, MN
The 85,000 people who call Bloomington home and the more than 90,000 people who get their paychecks from Bloomington employers know that this city is a great place to live, work and play. Our staff is dedicated to offering quality services that help keep Bloomington great.
Bloomington has multiple quality home health care programs available for its senior community. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, homemaker services cost $6,292 per month, and home health aide services cost $6,483 on average. Both services cost more in Bloomington than the national averages, which are $4,481 for homemaker services and $4,576 for home health aide services.
Bloomington is located in southern Hennepin County. From west to east, the cities of Edina and Richfield and the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport form the northern border of the city, Eden Prairie lies to the west. The southern and eastern portion of Bloomington is bordered by the Minnesota River and cities of Savage, Burnsville and Eagan.
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Programs for Ages 50+
Designed to keep ages 50+ and all adults with a disability actively engaged in the community, these programs serve those seeking opportunity to become involved and stay connected.
Bloomington offers a unique opportunity for those who are 50+ participants and want to be involved and leaders in the planning, developing and implementing of activities and programs.
Offered in partnership with Artistry, these classes are led by skilled professionals with subject matter expertise and a commitment to each student's development. No previous art experience required. All materials provided.
Finish incomplete projects or challenge your inner artist and create something beautiful with donated supplies we have on hand. Mondays, 2 - 4 p.m. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate or be accompanied by an adult. Donations of craft supplies accepted.
Check out leatherworking and learn to make crafts and works of art out of leather Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30 – 3 p.m. Tools, leather, and dyes available to use.
Socialize while creating blankets, scarves and other clothing items Thursdays, 9 – 11:30 a.m. Each year, local charities and schools receive an average 4,000 items are donated from this group.
North Star Scrollers
All ability levels are welcomed to learn everything about scroll sawing the first Saturday of each month, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., September-May. $20 annual dues.
Share your talents with this group Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Crafts and quilts are made using donated materials. Many of the items are donated to various charities.
Rock Shop (Lapidary)
Cut and polish rocks and gemstones into decorative pieces. Training and supplies are provided. There is a $1 fee per visit. Open Tuesdays, 1 – 4 p.m. and Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Learn the art of woodcarving Wednesdays, 9 – 11 a.m. Carve various items. Participants must provide their own wood.
This fully equipped wood shop is available to those looking to design and work on various projects. Open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. There is a $1 fee per visit. Participants must pass a proficiency test and wear an ID badge.
Household & Outside Maintenance for the Elderly (HOME)
What is this program?
This program provides low cost services to help seniors continue to live independently in their homes. Through strategic partnerships, HOME is able to offer services on a sliding fee scale that is based on ability to pay.
What services are provided?
Indoor HOME services include cleaning, painting, laundry, errands, grocery shopping, and minor maintenance repairs. Outdoor services include snow shoveling, lawn mowing, yard work, window washing, and painting.
Who is eligible to receive the assistance?
All seniors age 60 and older, regardless of income, are eligible to receive HOME services.
Who does the work?
A network of skilled workers and volunteers provide indoor and outdoor chore services. Workers are pre-screened to ensure that seniors can feel safe and confident about the services they receive.
How do I apply to receive services?
For information on how to apply, call (952) 746-4046 or visit http://www.seniorcommunity.org
Bloomington, MN Arts and media
The Works is an experiential technology learning museum for youth.
The Bloomington History Museum focuses on the history of Bloomington, ranging from the prehistoric period through present day.
The NWA History Museum documents the history of Northwest Airlines.
Artistry is a professional theater and visual arts nonprofit that produces musicals and plays in the 366-seat Schneider Theater at the municipally owned and operated Bloomington Center for the Arts.
The Theater program at Normandale College presents five productions during the academic year.
The high school theater companies at Jefferson and Kennedy each stage two full length productions annually.
Artistry curates two galleries in the Bloomington Center for the Arts.
Mhiripihri Gallery features Zimbabwean sculpture in a 3,000 sq ft (280 m2) gallery.
Major public art works
Noted muralist Erik Pearson's 2007 work "Creating Together" adorns the flyloft of the theater at Bloomington Center for the Arts. Pearson also created the mural "Science and Nature" in the city's South Loop district.
2015 also marked the unveiling of "Convergence", by sculptor James Brenner
In 2018, the Wright's lake park mural was completed. It was partially designed and inspired by students from Valley View Middle School, from a gifted program called Nobel, focused on creativity.