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Celebrate Healthy Aging Week With Fun and Educational Programs

Posted: September 2, 2018

By: GEPL Staff

Healthy Aging Week Runs September 2-8

Group of seniors standing around.The Glen Ellyn Public Library promotes health, mobility, and safety for older adults during Healthy Aging Week.

Healthy Aging Week does more than offer lecture, screening, and exercise classes. “Libraries and librarians strive to connect people with quality information and resources – whether it’s other people, technology, organizations, or books,” said Sarah Kleiva, Outreach Librarian.

This is the fourth year the library has held a week of programming aimed at helping older adults live healthy, happy lives. “Healthy Aging Week is all about connection older adults and their families with local resources, information, and performance groups that will help them live their best life in DuPage County,” said Kleiva.

During Healthy Aging Week, adults 55 and over can “Try the Y,” relive the magic of old time radio with Radio Players West, and so much more. Below is the full list of Healthy Aging Week programming.

Healthy Aging Week Programs

Try the Y
During Healthy Aging Week, all regularly scheduled YMCA Land Fitness classes (excluding Zumba classes) are free to those 55 and over when they present a Glen Ellyn Public Library Card or Guest Pass at the B.R. Ryall YMCA in Glen Ellyn. Ten spots are available per class for YMCA non-members. For more information call 630-858-0100.

How’s Your Hearing?
Tuesday, September 4 | 10-11 am
Discover how loss of hearing affects you and your family, friends, and coworkers from John Hartman and Dave Columbo of Audiologic Services in Glen Ellyn. Hartman, an Audiologist, and Columbo, a Hearing Instrument Specialist, will discuss what it means to lose your hearing and the correlation between hearing loss and cognitive functioning. Reserve your spot.

Hearing One-on-One Screenings
Tuesday, September 4 | 11 am-1 pm — NEW 1-4 pm
Meet one-on-one for a complimentary 15-minute hearing screening with an Audiologist from Audiologic Services in Glen Ellyn. Only a few openings remain – reserve your spot.

Medical Cannabis
Wednesday, September 5 | 7-8:30 pm
Medicinal cannabis, or medicinal marijuana, is now available in Illinois. Discover why Illinois and more than 25 other states have their own medical cannabis program with Kirsten Velasco, Patient Advocate for Illinois Women in Cannabis. Velasco will discuss the science, biology, and laws, as well as common misconceptions. Reserve your spot.

Those Were the Days
Thursday, September 6 | 7-8 pm
Relive the magic of old time radio when Radio Players West recreates radio programs from the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. Using live sound effects and original scripts, players will perform Who’s on First and Sherlock Holmes: Scandal in Bohemia. Reserve your spot.

Make Public Transportation Work for You
Friday, September 7 | 2-3 pm
Sarah Blair, Mobility Outreach Coordinator for the RTA, will discuss public transportation options on Pace and Metra for older adults and individuals with disabilities and how to make public transportation work for you. Reserve your spot.

Intergenerational Storytime at Atria Park of Glen Ellyn
Saturday, September 8 | 10-11 am | 95 Carleton Avenue
Bring your family to a special storytime with friends at Atria Senior Living. Sing songs, chant rhymes, and listen to fun stories celebrating families.

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