Healthy aging in today’s environment involves many factors such as physical and financial health, personal relationships and connections, intellectual stimulation and community involvement. Visit these websites for guidance as you craft your own healthy aging plan.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regularly gathers statistics and creates publications on the state of aging and health in America.
The United States Department of Labor has a comprehensive retirement planning publication that includes online interactive worksheets.
Enjoy intellectual stimulation by enrolling in moocs, (massive open online courses). Many are free. Take the class at your own convenience. All you need is an internet connection!
And lastly, expand your personal connections by stopping by the library for assistance with selecting something to read or to attend a program. We look forward to meeting you! Materials on healthy aging will be on display during the month of September in the display case near the elevator.
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Do you enjoy experimenting with new recipes and ingredients in your home? Do you go out for dinner, try something different on the menu and wish you had that recipe so you could prepare it at home? Do you sample regional foods when you travel?
Let’s go back in time a few hundred years to when the Native Americans were joined by new settlers from the Old World. These small groups of immigrants tended to gather in certain areas, such as the English in what is New England, (The New England open-house cookbook: 300 recipes inspired by the bounty of New England” has a wonderful recipe for clam chowder), the Dutch in New York and Pennsylvania, the French in the South, and Scandinavian people in the Midwest. They brought their style of dress, architecture, and ways of cooking with them. All of these played a part in keeping their traditions alive.
Today we have people from all over the world bringing their favorite foods and methods of cooking those foods with them. There are also specialized markets where ingredients are readily available to help us re-create regional dishes.
If time does not permit you to spend a month or more traveling across and around the country sampling local and regional foods, then do come in to the library and choose some recipes from our extensive cookbook collection.
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This weekend our library participated in the CHaD Storybook Ball. We have participated every year since the very first charity ball was held. Our table featured a very cute Peter Rabbit theme, inspired by The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. We are thrilled and grateful to be able to participate in such a worthy charity event to benefit sick children.
CHaD Storybook Ball
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We’re having a yoga class for children! Join Miss Nicole (trained by Childlight Yoga) for an energizing and relaxing afternoon session of yoga. Incorporating music, movement and meditation, this class will leave you feeling calm and balanced – a great way to end your school day!
Wear comfy clothes that you can stretch in and bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. We’ll provide the yoga mats. This program is intended for ages 5-9 years. No registration is required. For more information, please call 624-6550 ext. 3328.
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Stop everything and see and hear the amazing music of Peter Mezoian. With influences such as Les Paul, Irving Berlin, Eddie Peabody, Harry Reser, Bing Crosby, Stevie Wonder, Don Reno, Django Rheinhard, Broadway show-tunes, bluegrass, swing, ragtime, and early American popular song you’ll understand why this guy isn’t normal. Or maybe it’s from two decades of touring the world on the main stage of over 50 different cruise ships, as well as theaters and music festivals in England, and the U.S. The American Song Book gets updated when plunk meets funk and Peter Mezoian jumps in leaving you wanting more and wondering just how outrageous one banjoist can be. Join us on September 13th at 6:30 pm in the library auditorium for a foot stomping great time!
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