OTTAWA PUBLIC LIBRARY’S ONLINE PROGRAMMING FOR OLDER ADULTS DURING SENIORS MONTH
“Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.”
—Satchel Paige, baseball player
- June is Seniors Month and the Province of Ontario has declared this year’s theme ‘Aging Strong: Respect and Protect Seniors’. At the Ottawa Public Library, we can’t agree with this sentiment more!
- The Ottawa Public Library is celebrating Seniors Month by offering special online programming for older adults.
- These events include a French musical performance by folk singer Sébastien Lemay, weekly chair yoga exercise sessions with Georgia Morrisette, and Law Protecting Older Adults programs presented by the Ontario Bar Association.
- 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 month will be on programming for persons with dementia and their care partners. The OPL will introduce Dr. Frank Knoefel from the Bruyere Memory Clinic to share his research and experience, and we will host three virtual Memory Café social events.
- Lastly, we want 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 presented by the CRA, Break the Fake: How to Tell What’s True Online presented by MediaSmarts, et Comment gérer votre santé financière? presented by financial expert, Jean-François Simard.
- Please click on any of the underlined areas in the text above to be linked directly to the Ottawa Public Library website for more information and to register for any (or all!) of these programs!
- Use the Library online. Check out our Isolation Recreation section for enhanced eContent for all.
- Sign up for a temporary card here.