Newsletter and radio stations geared toward older adults. Also includes local library information.
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Subscribe to the Quarterly Companion newsletter from the University of Illinois Extension for a new, free issue every 3 months. The newsletter provides healthy aging tips on cognition support, nutritious food choices, money management, and more!
Florida DJ Vernon Prince Jr (62 years old) created this radio station for older adults with jazz, R&B, and podcasts highlighting their interests and concerns. Podcasts include guests that talk about a range of topics within 30-60 minutes.
Sharing your story can be fun and a bonding experience with your family. On this website you will find worksheets to help you get started in sharing your life experience.
Your local public library hosts a wide variety of free resources: Ebooks; audiobooks; events; research assistance; legal resources; large print books; use of computers, fax machines, copiers, etc.; home book delivery; genealogy; technology assistance; magazines and newspapers; book clubs; and even free and discounted tickets to fun and local cultural venues. Some libraries even lend cake pans and art prints!
Access to eBooks: A public library card is a ticket to a wide range of ebooks and audiobooks (and even music albums, TV shows, and movies) that can be borrowed online and without visiting the library in person. Borrowing these resources through an app (usually accessible and always free on the library website) makes it easy, especially for downloading to a tablet (iPad, for example). Digital Library of Illinois (also known as OverDrive or Libby) works well with a Kindle. Hoopla has audiobooks, music albums, TV shows and movies, can be viewed on an iPad or a desktop computer (but does not work on a Kindle) and can be downloaded immediately. Reference desk personnel are available to help you navigate this process either at the library or on the phone.
A Bloomington Library card is available to residents of Arrowsmith, Bloomington, Dale, Dawson, and Old Town.
205 E. Olive Street Bloomington, IL 61701 Phone: (309) 828-6091
Bloomington residents can use their Bloomington Public Library card; residents outside of Bloomington-Normal may also be able to access Normal Library resources. See the Library Cards & Borrowing page for more information.
206 W. College Ave. Normal, IL 61761 Phone: (309) 452-1757
(includes information on the Assisted Living Research Institute and Genealogy resources)
204 South State Street Saybrook, IL 61770 Phone: (309) 475-6131
117 E Exchange St Danvers, IL 61732 Phone: (309) 963-4269
119 E Main St Heyworth, IL 61745 Phone: (309) 473-2313
207 S. Cedar Street Lexington, IL 61753 Phone: (309) 365-7801