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 start this June for Seniors Month and 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! 

Breathe & Flow: Meditation and Mindfulness for Seniors August 13 at 10 am

Histoires de vie (in French) le 20 et 27 août à 11 h 15

Tai Chi for Seniors August 20 and 27 at 10 am

Creative Movement for Seniors September 10 and 17 at 10 am

Yoga sur chaise (in French) le 10 et 17 septembre à 11 h 15

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

We will announce October classes soon! 

To register, you need an Ottawa Public Library card. Get a card online or call InfoService 613-580-2940. For more information, please visit biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/blogs/wellness-fridays-seniors

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