“Canada’s libraries make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and in our communities. They help to inspire Canadians to celebrate our culture, to advance universal and equitable access to information, to support lifelong learning and to document and preserve our heritage for generations to come.”
~ Canadian Library Association
According to the Canadian Library Association there are 22,000 libraries in Canada serving 97% of Canadian communities. To honour your local library share your personal story online about ‘how libraries have touched your life and opened new opportunities’.
If you are experiencing difficulty reading due to vision loss, most libraries provide a large print book and audio book section. According to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind vision loss and aging information, older eyes require better lighting. ‘It is also best to have a good light source coming from over your shoulder when you read’. For those of us using new technology there are apps available that turn your mobile device into a magnifying glass such as Eye Reader.
Libraries are the perfect source for life-long learning opportunities. Here are some books that are of interest to the Centre’s team:
- The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential in the Second Half of Life
by Gene D. Cohen
- The Longevity Revolution: The Benefits and Challenges of Living a Long Life
by Robert N. Butler
- Aging as a Spiritual Journey by Eugene C. Bianchi
- The Blue Zones, 2nd edition: 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest by Dan Buettner
- Another Country: Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders by Mary Pipher
- Prime Time: How Baby Boomers Will Revolutionize Retirement and Transform America by Marc Freedman
- Earth’s Elders: The Wisdom of the World’s Oldest People by Jerry Friedman
Contact your local library for Library Month events or access the Canadian Library Month Events Page.