Aging by the book
Start date: 12 March, 2017
End date: 22 December, 2017
Whether we are aging in a new country or in our home town, growing older brings new challenges and perspectives. Many writers explore aging issues, such as reconsidering our identities, facing shifting roles and values between generations, coping with solitude, thinking about end-of-life matters, and finding new ways to engage with the world around us. Be part of a reading and discussion group that meets weekly for six weeks to explore the older adult experience as portrayed in a wide range of written work. We will discuss poems, short stories, essays, and excerpts from novels and memoirs. Readings will be provided.
Nature of the Project Reach
Locations and dates for the first four out of five reading circles have been identified and are in the process of being confirmed, including one session at a retirement residence and several OPL branches.
Planning for Aging by the Book 2017 is well underway. Locations are being confirmed, with the first reading circle starting mid-March. A refresher workshop for volunteer facilitators is scheduled for late February. The Ottawa Public Library is initiating a branding and promotional strategy, which will include support from the Council on Aging. Evaluation frameworks will be considered in the coming weeks. Materials for participants are being selected and prepared.