Rob's media library…


A searchable library of posts to give you context for today…

Search tools are below the articles.
Items from your search will appear here.


Published on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Specialized programming for seniors at Oakville library

Drop-in sessions include chance to quiz the mayor

Specialized programming for seniors at Oakville library
Oakville Public Library Main Branch
Oakville Beaver

The Oakville Public Library (OPL) has planned a series of programs that both inform and engage Oakville seniors.

OPL started its Seniors’ Series program in April, and continues to run this popular imitative with sessions every Wednesday until June 7.

This free, drop-in program offers topics ranging from invasive species and advanced care planning, to learning Lynda.com and meeting Oakville’s Mayor Rob Burton.

Recently, OPL welcomed the Town of Oakville’s Age-Friendly Committee to present the results of the Town’s latest Age-Friendly Survey.

The group discussed the survey’s findings and had an open forum for participants to share their personal thoughts.

The library also collaborated with the Halton Environmental Network, Acclaim Health, and SAVIS for the Seniors’ Series, and worked with The Tomato Ladies for the Eating Healthy on a Budget session on May 24.

“This series was developed to provide important information on common issues and topics that arise within the senior community,” says Kathleen Staves, who plans and organizes seniors programs.

“It also gives them the opportunity to raise their own questions, and have their voices heard.”

After the series wraps up, seniors will still have the opportunity to attend four in-depth programs on managing finances.

The Finance 101 for Seniors program will begin on June 11 and cover the topic of retirement planning. The series continues on June 18 with information about estate planning, and again on July 9 for charitable giving and wealth transfer. The series wraps up with a final presentation on the financial aspects of caregiving, which will be held on July 16.

“We encourage seniors to come out and attend any of these programs,” says Staves. “It’s a great opportunity to learn more about topics that directly relate to them, and allows them to meet and connect with other seniors in our town.”

If you’re interested in attending a Seniors’ Series or Finance 101 for Seniors session, please view our program and events guide for information on dates, times, and how to register.

Our guide is available at all OPL branches, and is accessible online at www.opl.ca/guide.

— submitted by the Oakville Public LibraryOAKVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Specialized programming for seniors at Oakville library
OPINION May 23, 2017 04:25 Oakville Beaver
The Oakville Public Library (OPL) has planned a series of programs that both inform and engage Oakville seniors.

OPL started its Seniors’ Series program in April, and continues to run this popular imitative with sessions every Wednesday until June 7.

This free, drop-in program offers topics ranging from invasive species and advanced care planning, to learning Lynda.com and meeting Oakville’s Mayor Rob Burton.

Recently, OPL welcomed the Town of Oakville’s Age-Friendly Committee to present the results of the Town’s latest Age-Friendly Survey.

The group discussed the survey’s findings and had an open forum for participants to share their personal thoughts.


The library also collaborated with the Halton Environmental Network, Acclaim Health, and SAVIS for the Seniors’ Series, and worked with The Tomato Ladies for the Eating Healthy on a Budget session on May 24.

“This series was developed to provide important information on common issues and topics that arise within the senior community,” says Kathleen Staves, who plans and organizes seniors programs.

“It also gives them the opportunity to raise their own questions, and have their voices heard.”

After the series wraps up, seniors will still have the opportunity to attend four in-depth programs on managing finances.

The Finance 101 for Seniors program will begin on June 11 and cover the topic of retirement planning. The series continues on June 18 with information about estate planning, and again on July 9 for charitable giving and wealth transfer. The series wraps up with a final presentation on the financial aspects of caregiving, which will be held on July 16.

“We encourage seniors to come out and attend any of these programs,” says Staves. “It’s a great opportunity to learn more about topics that directly relate to them, and allows them to meet and connect with other seniors in our town.”

If you’re interested in attending a Seniors’ Series or Finance 101 for Seniors session, please view our program and events guide for information on dates, times, and how to register.

Our guide is available at all OPL branches, and is accessible online at www.opl.ca/guide.

— submitted by the Oakville Public Library
Rate this article:
No rating
Comments (0)Number of views (468)

Author: Mayor Rob Burton

Categories: News

Tags:

Print

x

Search Tools below:
Search Box produces articles containing any words you enter.
Media Article Selector allows you to browse all articles by title.
Tags link to frequently searched terms.

Search media library…

Media article browser…

Open a Category for a list of all its articles
or click a Category heading for a selection of its articles

Categories

Contact Rob:
Personal email - robburton18@gmail.com
Personal vmail - (905) 338-1200
© Copyright Rob Burton 2006—2018 | Terms | Privacy