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  • Posted on: Friday, September 21, 2012

    “Keep your feet on the ground” is excellent advice, but when the weather is cold and the ground is slippery it’s not so easy to do.

    And that’s why the Metropolitan Library System is teaming with Integris 3rd Age Life and Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation to present “No More Slips, Trips or Broken Hips,” an informational program that will show people how to avoid falling.

  • Posted on: Thursday, August 02, 2012

    Some people may joke about it, but seniors know that an off-balance fall can be serious business.

    That’s why the Northwest Library, 5600 N.W. 122nd Street, and the Oklahoma City-County Health Department are combining to present a series of Tai Chi classes to help seniors increase balance and flexibility while reducing stress and protecting against falls. Beginning on Tuesday, August 7, the classes will meet every Tuesday and Thursday beginning at 2:00p.m.

  • Posted on: Monday, January 23, 2012

    It all began in 2004 with the simple question, “Why doesn’t the library sponsor a reading program for adults like the one every summer for kids?”

    “We looked at each other and realized that we didn’t have a good answer,” said the Metropolitan Library System’s Adult Services Coordinator Anita Roesler, “so we started planning something for winter so it wouldn’t interfere with the children’s program and was originally just for seniors.

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