Healthy Aging Month

It’s hard to believe September is already here! September is the beginning of fall, football, and healthy aging! 

Healthy Aging Month is an annual health observance created to focus on the positive aspects of growing older.  Americans are living longer now than in previous decades, with many people reaching their 70s, 80s, and beyond.  According to a report on aging and health in America published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of Americans aged 65 or older in 2050 will be more than double what it was in 2010. This emphasizes the importance of taking care of ourselves (our bodies and minds) as we enter these golden years to make sure we can enjoy a long and healthy life.

Here are a few recent additions you can check out to gain tips and strategies to extend the healthy years of your life and postpone the pitfalls of old age:.

-Archana Chiplunkar, Adult Services Librarian 

Creative Writing Meetup

Attention all writers!

The Livingston Public Library is extremely excited to partner with Livingston’s localIMG_6676.jpg coffee shop, The Twisted Tulip, to host creative writing meetups starting this fall!  This meetup is for writers of all genres who are looking to workshop their writing and receive constructive feedback.  We will also be discussing the possibilities of open mic nights!

Our first meeting will be on Thursday, September 19 at 7:00pm at The Twisted Tulip located at 277 Eisenhower Parkway.  Bring your writing, ideas and favorite writing utensil, and mark your calendars for our first meeting. For more information, please contact Adult Services Librarian, Jessica at 973-992-4600 ext. 254. 

This group is a friendly and non-judgmental place for aspiring writers of all genres to share and workshop their writing in an informal environment. While free speech is encouraged, hate speech will not be tolerated.  We ask that everyone respect each other’s opinions, even if you do not necessarily agree with them and that we keep this discussion open and welcoming.