November 1, 2017 | madame librarian
Reduce the chance of a fall at home with these tips:
- Clean up clutter.
- Remove throw rugs.
- Use chairs with arms.
- Put grab bars in the bathroom.
- Use good lighting.
- Wear sturdy shoes with good traction.
For more health tips check out our online Health & Wellness Resources
A leading expert in the science of healthy aging, Dr. Eric B. Larson offers practical advice for growing old with resilience and foresight. More than just canned advice, Enlightened Aging proposes a path to resilience--one that's proven to help many stave off disability until very old age. The steps on this path include pro-activity, acceptance, and building and maintaining good physical, mental, and social health.
A workout routine specifically for seniors, performed at a slow, relaxing pace. The chair exercises will increase flexibility, provide a renewed sense of balance and well-being, develop strength, and enhance the ability to function for seniors.
May 18, 2017 | madame librarian
A recent PEW study indicates older Americans (65+) are embracing technology; approximately two-thirds of them go online regularly and many now own smartphones. Not surprising that usage is greater among adults with higher income ($75,000) and are college educated. Interestingly though, is some 34% of older internet users say they have little to no confidence in their ability to use electronic devices to perform online tasks, while 48% of seniors say that this statement describes them very well: “When I get a new electronic device, I usually need someone else to set it up or show me how to use it.”
September 23, 2016 | madame librarian
Looking for a lively book discussion? The Canton Seniors Book Discussion Group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month from 2:00PM-3:00PM in Group Study Room A at Canton Public Library. Ask a librarian at the Information Desk for a copy of this month's selection.
Maud, an aging grandmother, is slowly losing her memory--and her grip on everyday life. Yet she refuses to forget her best friend Elizabeth, whom she is convinced is missing and in terrible danger. But no one will listen to Maud--not her frustrated daughter, Helen, not her caretakers, not the police, and especially not Elizabeth's mercurial son, Peter. Armed with handwritten notes she leaves for herself and an overwhelming feeling that Elizabeth needs her help, Maud resolves to discover the truth and save her beloved friend. This singular obsession forms a cornerstone of Maud's rapidly dissolving present. But the clues she discovers seem only to lead her deeper into her past, to another unsolved disappearance: her sister, Sukey, who vanished shortly after World War II. As vivid memories of a tragedy that occurred more fifty years ago come flooding back, Maud discovers new momentum in her search for her friend. Could the mystery of Sukey's disappearance hold the key to finding Elizabeth?
August 4, 2015 | madame librarian
Join us on Monday, September 14 at the 13th. annual Canton Senior Summit held from 8:00AM- 12:00PM at Summit on the Park. Librarians from Canton Public Library will demonstrate the Digital Talking Book Machine and Low Vision magnifiers and answer questions about using OverDrive Books on your eReader. Information about Canton Library Programs will also be available.
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.
November 21, 2014 | madame librarian
Happy Holidays! Our next book discussion is Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 2:00-3:00PM in Group Study Room A,. We will be discussing CANADA by Richard Ford. Copies will be available beginning Friday, December 19; request a copy from a librarian at Canton Public Library's Information Desk.
Canada by Richard Ford.
October 10, 2014 | madame librarian
The Federal Trade Commission (aka FTC) is the nation’s consumer protection agency. The FTC works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace. They have created PASS IT ON an FTC website containing articles, presentations, video, and activities — with information about scams and pass on some information that could help someone you know. Health, finances, privacy are just some of the issues they focus on. There is a link to the FTC for individuals wanting to report a scam.
September 5, 2014 | madame librarian
Did you know that knee replacement is the most common joint surgery, and that it’s becoming more widespread among boomers and adults over 75? A new topic from NIHSeniorHealth.gov, Knee Replacement, offers videos, quizzes, FAQs and more for older adults who may be considering knee replacement or who just want to know more. Or check out these alternatives.
March 8, 2014 | madame librarian
December 3, 2013 | madame librarian
Get a jump start on your New Year's resolutions! Even if you aren't used to being active, the holidays are a great time to get started. Spend time at family get-togethers going for walks or playing with your grandkids. Take a few extra laps around the mall when you're doing holiday shopping. Exercise before each holiday party you attend. Be more active and use the Go4Life resources to help you reach your goals.