Savvy Seniors: April, 2015

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.  

Starfish Family Services: Babysitters 101 Club--CANCELED

Summer is around the corner. Babysitting is an excellent way to spend your time and possibly make a few extra bucks in the process. On Saturday, April 11th from 9:30 AM-3:30 PM the staff from Starfish Family Services will teach young men and women from 6th-8th grade the basics of babysitting, including safety in the home and caring for infants. Participants will receive training in first aid. This is an all day event, so don't forget to bring a sack lunch. Registration begins on March 26th.

Savvy Seniors: March 2015

 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.

Savvy Seniors Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) Program

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.

Savvy Seniors Canton Leisure Services Focus Group

Area adult residents are invited to attend a special focus group on Wednesday,
January 28,2015 at the Summit on the Park to provide input on programming
opportunities, special events, and continuing education for Canton's adult
population. The focus group will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the Parkview Room.
Participants are asked to RSVP by January 26, by calling 734-394-5360.

Year 2014 Top Nonfiction Picks

Votes are in and actually several of these titles were nominated by more than one CPL librarian. Check them out.

Raja Yoga Healing Meditation

Raja Yoga Meditation helps you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, your intrinsic positive qualities and your innate value. There is beauty in all of us and through meditation the inner beauty not only is revealed to the self, but also to the people around us. On Saturday, December 27 from 4:00-5:45PM, join practitioners from the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University to explore these universal concepts and encourage your inner spiritual development toward a fresh perspective on values such as justice, freedom, respect and love. Sessions will be interactive and experiential, where your tools for the inward journey will be explored and shared.

Look What's In Large Print: November, 2014

Savvy Seniors: November 2014

November is American Diabetes Month.  Diabetes disproportionately affects older adults. Approximately 25% of Americans over the age of 60 years have diabetes, and aging of the U.S. population is widely acknowledged as one of the drivers of the diabetes epidemic. 

Diabetes rescue diet: conquer diabetes naturally while eating and drinking what you love—even chocolate and wine! by Mark Bricklin

There is a cure for diabetes: the 21-day+ holistic recovery program by Gabriel Cousens ; forewords by Sandra Rose Michael and Brian R. Clement

The American Diabetes Association vegetarian cookbook: satisfying, bold, and flavorful recipes from the garden by Chef Steven Petusevsky, author of The Whole Foods Market Cookbook


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