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Programs & Services for Seniors
The Perth & District Union Public Library is pleased to be able to offer a number of services specifically for the seniors in our community.




Library Services for Seniors
The library provides a wide variety of materials and services, including: public access computers, free Internet access, videos, books, magazines, large-print books, audiobooks, interlibrary loan, and more...! Visit our Services Page for a complete list of library services »

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Large print and talking books are available at the library. These books feature novels of romance, mystery, adventure, westerns, historical fiction as well as non-fiction titles. Both of these collections provide recreational reading for people whose physical or visual disability might limit their use of regular books. The library also subscribes to four national and four local papers. These are available for consultation in the periodical section.

Library Programs for Seniors

HOME DELIVERY
We offer a complimentary home delivery service to any person who is unable to visit the library due to disability, long-term illness, or caregiver responsibilities. Library materials are available for loan free of charge... Learn more »


Websites for Seniors
Are you looking for senior-friendly information? We've compiled some links and sites just for you!


FUN & GAMES
  • Happy Neuron - enjoy brain Fitness through entertaining games that are fun and scientifically developed to challenge your brain.
  • My Senior Site - exercise your brain with these fun, challenging quizzes.
  • Games for the Brain - play neverending quiz, memory & brain games to train your thinking.
  • Braingle.com - brain teasers, riddles, quizzes, trivia, logic problems and mind puzzles.

GENERAL INTEREST

GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS & SERVICES

HEALTH & WELLNESS
  • Alzheimer Society of Canada -- information about the disease and related dementias, caregiving, research, news, events and more.
  • Arthritis Society -- information about the disease, tips for living well, research, news, programs and services, and more.
  • C-Health -- from the Canoe network, providing consumers with objective, accurate, and current healthcare information on the web.
  • Canadian Hearing Society -- the only national not-for-profit organization supporting Canadians who are hard of hearing.
  • CNIB -- services for the sight-impaired.
  • Division of Aging and Seniors -- from the Public Health Agency of Canada, providing federal leadership in areas pertaining to aging and seniors. The Division serves as a focal point for information and centre of expertise.
  • Healthy Ontario -- seniors section of the health resource website from the Ontario provincial government.
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation -- preventing and reducing disability and death from heart disease and stroke through research, health promotion and advocacy.
  • Long Term Care Planning Network -- resources designed to make your life as a caregiver easier.
  • Osteoporosis Canada -- educates, empowers and supports individuals and communities in the risk-reduction and treatment of osteoporosis.
  • Public Health Agency of Canada -- access timely, trusted and credible public health information through a single source.

HOUSING & LEGAL

MONEY & FINANACE

TRAVEL & LEISURE




It is not the years in your life, but the life in your years that counts.
~ Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965)

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