June is Seniors Month and the Champlain Library is helping to celebrate older adults in the community.

This year’s Senior Month theme is ‘Stay Safe, Active and Connected’. Staying active is important for everyone’s health and quality of life. It is recommended that adults ages 65 and over get 150 minutes of physical activity per week. Staying mentally and socially engaged is also key to good overall health along with a healthy diet and a good night’s sleep.

The library is committed to supporting older adults by offering monthly programs, reader’s advisory resources and home delivery if required. The library also has Memory Activity Kits (MAKS), which contain specially-designed activities such as puzzles, games, and books for older adults who are experiencing challenges with mild cognitive impairment, who would like to improve their memory, or who are a caregiver for someone who could benefit from these kits.

The library is also introducing ‘Time Out Thursdays’ for older adults who would prefer to browse in the library on Thursday mornings when the library generally provides a more relaxed environment. The library’s collection contains books (including pocketbooks, large print and audiobooks), magazines, DVDs, Music CDs and Museum and Park passes.

To find out more about the programs and activities for older adults available through the Champlain Library visit bc-cl.ca or call 613-678-2216. For information from the Ontario Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility on programs and services to help seniors be healthy, active and engaged, visit Seniors: stay healthy and active.