Celebrate Seniors Month – participate online in useful and fun library activities

June is Seniors Month and the Province of Ontario has declared this year’s theme — ‘Aging Strong: Respect and Protect Seniors’. The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is totally in agreement with this sentiment and they are celebrating the month by offering special online programming for older adults. All of the programs have been funded by the Ottawa Community Foundation and the Older Adult Plan.

These events include — a French musical performance by folk singer Sébastien Lemay, weekly chair yoga exercise sessions, and Law Protecting Older Adults programs.

Join Caroline Inman to learn more about making plans for your future living, presented by Ottawa’s Solva Senior Living.

Tech Cafés offer information about keeping your computer and your files safe, Windows 10, and about sharing photos on the web.

A special focus this June will be on programming for persons with dementia and their care partners. The OPL will introduce Dr. Frank Knoefel from the Bruyère Memory Clinic to share his research and experience, and we will host three virtual Memory Café social events.

Lastly, the Library wants to help older adults manage their financial and informational health during Covid-19, and so we’ve pulled together three interesting presentations: Tax Benefits and Credits and Covid-19 Info Session,  Break the Fake: How to Tell What’s True Online, et Comment gérer votre santé financière?

Just click on any of the underlined areas in the text above to be linked directly to the library website for more information and to register for any (or all!) of these programs!

With so many activities to choose from, Stittsville elders should be kept busy during all of June.

“Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.” — Satchel Paige, baseball player.

Did you know that the Library also offers additional e-content on their site for teens, older adults and kids? Well they do. Check out their Isolation Recreation section and sign up for a temporary card here.


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