What is Bloom?
Bloom is an online community for adults 50+. Bloomers gather to learn from experts, connect with each other, and redefine a new phase of life together.
How do I meet people?
We'll match you into a small group of like-minded people to discuss the subject of each session.
How are you going to determine who is like-minded with me?
This improves and we get to know you. As our team and the Bloom community grows, we'll begin matching you based on time-zones, transition stage, interests, and breakout room discussions.   
What kind of people will I meet?
People over the age of 50 who are transitioning into retirement and who share your interest for learning, having meaningful conversations and meeting new people.
I can’t log in. How do I reset my password?
You can reset your password by clicking on the “forgot password” button on this page. Once you enter your email, you’ll be emailed a password reset code. You’ll then be able to create your new password. (Here’s a quick video that shows you how to.)
How do I watch past sessions?
When you join Bloom as a member, you get access to a library of all of our past sessions. Go to the sessions page and click on "past sessions".
How do I join live sessions?
Members log into their account and select any topic that interests them. A Zoom link is automatically generated when you book a session and is also emailed to you. Simply click the link to join. There is no limit on the number of sessions members can attend.
How do I join an orientation?
You can sign up for an upcoming New Members’ Gathering here.
Where is Bloom located?
Our sessions take place online making it easy to connect you with speakers and people from all over the world. Our Bloom team is located in Toronto, Canada.
How do I sign up for sessions?
You can sign up for sessions on our Sessions page. Here’s a quick video that shows you how to, step-by-step.
Do I have to attend an orientation before signing up for sessions?  
It is not mandatory to attend an orientation — you are welcome to sign up and join sessions without. However it is highly recommended you attend a New Members’ Gathering so that you can learn all about how Bloom works and how to get the most out of your experience. Our new members have found it very useful and fun to attend our orientations too!
How many members do you have? Where are they?
We have over 7,000 members from all across Canada and the world.
How do I download Zoom on my computer?
To learn how to download Zoom on your computer, watch this quick video. You can download Zoom with this link.
How do I use Zoom?
Watch this video to learn the basics of how to use Zoom.
What is the Forum?
The forum is a text based platform that is exclusive to Bloom members. You can write comments about a session, view and share resources about a topic with other Bloom members. You can also view past recordings of previous sessions. Here is a quick video to learn how it works.