OPL’s Aging Well Together now online

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) has moved its education series for adults 55 and older online.

“Despite these uncertain times, the OPL continues to offer its educational series for adults 55 years of age and older, and their caregivers, to promote healthy aging,” the OPL released in a statement today (May 14). The initiative is called Aging Well Together at the Library and leverages the expertise and offerings of various community partners to provide a rich resource hub to enhance life after 55.”

Every Friday this month at 10 a.m., OPL will be hosting Online Seniors Fitness Classes. Fitness instructor Amanda Sterczyk will lead three 30-minute workouts that will include standing, seated and lying down exercises to help seniors keep fit at home.

On May 15 and June 5 at 12:30 p.m., OPL is also partnering with the Home Hospice Association to offer a second and third Death Cafe online.

“Our objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their lives,” the OPL said. “During the current pandemic, a safe and non-judgemental space to talk about something that feels even closer to home is more important than ever before.”

 For something a little more fun and upbeat yet also good for you, OPL has invited local musicians Lee Hayes and Rob Cosh from 613 Casual Choir to lead a sing-along of well-known tunes on May 22 at 11 a.m.

“Rob and Lee have chosen songs that everyone will recognize so that everyone will be able to join in and sing-along with them,” the OPL said.

 To register for these events, members of the public can visit the OPL website or the Aging Well Together webpage where they can also access information on a variety of healthy living topics.

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