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Good Health for Baby Boomers

Program Description

People are living longer than ever. As the first of the Boomers hit 60 this year, they need to start thinking about growing older successfully, which requires the maintenance of body and mind. This series of programs will offer tips on how to take care of both the physical and psychological changes of aging.

Topics

  • Lifestyle and health.
  • Growing old successfully.
  • Exercise and relaxation.
  • Keeping your brain active.
  • Nutrition.
  • Other topics of interest in your surrounding community.

Speakers

  • Staff of the local health department, Academy of Medicine, or hospital.
  • Visiting Nurses Association.

Basics

  • Length - Four to five 1-hour sessions.
  • Auditorium-style seating.
  • Preparation time - 2 hours, plus 30 minutes for each session.

Learn More About It

Best Doctors: bestdoctors.com Offers advice from the experts on a variety of ailments. Dollemore, Doug, and the editors of Prevention. Seniors Guide to Pain-Free Living, All Natural Drug-Free Relief for Everything that Hurts. Emmaus, PA: Rodale, 2000. Inlander, Charles B. and Christine Kuehn Kelly. 100 Ways to Live to 100. New York: Walker, 1999.

Make It Special

  • Healthy snacks as refreshments.
  • Blood pressure checks, diabetes, and glaucoma screenings hosted by the library.

Market It

Distribute flyers and information to supermarkets, doctors' offices, clinics, and places of employment.

Reprinted with permission from the Missouri State Library and Secretary of State Robin Carnahan.

  • Montana State Library
  • P.O. Box 201800, 1515 East 6th Avenue
  • Helena, MT 59620-1800
  • Phone: (406) 444-3115
  • Fax: (406) 444-0266
  • msl.mt.gov