May 13, 2015 | madame librarian
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Older Americans Act into law in July 1965. Since that time, the Act has provided a nationwide aging services network and funding that helps older adults live with dignity in the communities of their choice for as long as possible. Canton Public Library offers a variety of services to residents over the age of 62 such as Books by Mail, a Large Print Collection, large screen computer monitors with user friendly keyboards and mouses, Low Vision Magnifiers, and an Optelic Reader. The Canton Seniors Book Discussion group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 2:00-3:00pm.
May 5, 2015 | madame librarian
The 2015 National Senior Games presented by Humana will be held in Bloomington/Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota from July 3 - 16, 2015. Over 12,000 athletes over the age of 50 will be participating in the games.
April 30, 2015 | madame librarian
April 7, 2015 | madame librarian
Using e-readers, tablets in the evening could harm sleep quality according to a recent study from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The convenience of reading a light weight, lit reader in bed may not outweigh the disruption of sleep patterns. The report recommended turning e-readers off at least two hours before bedtime.
February 11, 2015 | madame librarian
language courses: Yes, you can spark new brain cells! The spontaneous growth of new brain cells can occur at any point in your life. It’s specifically spurred by a number of activities, a key one being learning new things, like a second or third language. A June 2014 study from the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Cognitive Aging and Cognitive Epidemiology says if you learn a second language—even in adulthood—it can stave off dementia for at least a few years. Turns out learning a second language in adulthood can promote memory, improve multitasking skills, increase attention, and more. Canton Public Library offers two online programs: Mango and Pronunciator to CPL cardholders.
January 21, 2015 | madame librarian
Wayne County Braille & Talking Book Library is sponsoring a skill-building, self-managment workshop whose goal is to increase your activity level, create healthy habits, improve management of pre-existing conditions, and reduce the need for doctor and hospital visits.
On January 27 from Noon to 2:00PM, an information meeting will be held at their offices (30555 Michigan Avenue; Westland, MI). To reserve a spot call Vanessa at 734-727-7311. Weekly meetings will be held on Thursdays from 12:00-2:30PM, February 5 to March 12.