Hungry for a juicy thriller? How about an extra cheesy romance, or a hard-boiled detective story? Drop into the all-day Beaverbrook Book Tasting event where you'll find all kinds of genres and formats that will whet your appetite (for reading!), along with knowledgeable staff who can help you find your next favourite book. Order up!
Aging Well Together at the Library is an educational series that promotes healthy aging. Adults 55 years of age and older and their caregivers can access information on a variety of healthy living topics through group sessions and via the online portal. Past partners include: Ottawa Public Health, Compassionate Ottawa, and the Council on Aging of Ottawa.
Healthy Eating and Active Living Tips
Drink plenty of fluids
It is important for your body to have plenty of fluids every day. With age, our se nse of thirst declines. Also, some medications you can cause your body to lose fluids. You need to drink fluids whether or not you feel thirsty. Dehydration can lead to constipation, dizziness, headache, or low blood pressure which may lead to a fall. Make water your drink of choice! Also enjoy other fluids such as unsweetened milk, soup, coffee and tea. Learn about how much fluid you need each day.
Good nutrition is important at any age
Nutrient needs change as you age; older adults need smaller portions but still the same or more vitamins and minerals. Eating nutrient-rich foods will help you get the vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates, and fats you need. Healthy eating will also help to prevent or manage heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and some cancers.
Eat a variety of food each day. Aim for ½ of your plate to be vegetables and fruits, ¼ of your plate to be protein foods such as beans and lentils, nuts and seeds, dairy products (milk, yogurt, and cheese) and lean meat and poultry, and ¼ of your plate to be whole grains.