May 10, 2021
Wellness is a topic on many people’s minds these days as we face many challenges. We are recognizing increasingly that the conscious practice of self-care and wellness is important for our mental wellbeing. Ottawa Public Library has developed a series of wellness programs and activities for older adults called Aging Well Together at the Library: Wellness Fridays.
Aging Well Together at the Library: Wellness Fridays programs are offered in partnership with City of Ottawa and funded by the City of Ottawa Older Adult Plan.
Wellness Fridays programs continue through December! Join us on Friday mornings on Zoom, every week in English and twice a month in French. You can also join us by phone (via Zoom) if you do not have access to a computer or the internet. Each topic has a two-part program. Themes for program topics include drawing, movement (Tai chi, for example), writing and journaling, and puzzles. We have activity kits for each, including supplies and instructions. Registration is required; supplies and spaces are limited so register early to reserve your spot and your kit!
Imaginative Watercolours September 24 and 1 October at 10 am
Dessin couleur de la nature (in French) le 24 septembre et 1 octobre à 11 h 15
Yoga for Seniors October 15 and 22 at 10 am
Yoga doux (in French) le 15 et 22 octobre à 11 h 5
Mixed Media Art for Seniors October 6 and 13 at 10 am (Wednesday monrnings)
Imaginative Watercolours (a repeat for those who missed the first time) October 20 and 27 at 10 am (Wednesday mornings)
Coloured Pencils October 29 and November 5 1t 10 am
Breathe & Flow Meditation and Mindfulness November 12 at 10 am (a repeat for those who missed this the first time)
Dessin à pastels d'huile (in French) 19 et 26 novembre à 11 h 15
Zen Drawing and Doodling November 26 and December 3 at 10 am (a repeat of the program this spring for those who missed it ithe first time!)
Dessin à l'aquarelle (in French) le 3 et 10 décembre à 11 h 15
Art Journaling December 10 and 17 at 10 am (a repeat of the program this summer for those who missed it the first time!)
Also scheduled this fall is a mini-series "Keeping Your Memory Fit" with three programs in English and one in French, delivered by Memory Fitness facilitators.
To register, you need an Ottawa Public Library card. Get a card online or call InfoService 613-580-2940.
You can also email WellnessFridays.Vendredissante@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca with your questions.
We have made booklists of titles you can borrow to make these wellness activities part of your everyday life!