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Friday, March 24, 2023
Library series aims to help us ‘Learn & Live’
The NOTL Library ihas brought back the Learn and Live program just in time for Spring. File Photo

The popular “Learn & Live: Enriched Living For All Ages” series is returning to the Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library, starting off with sessions focused on living well.

You can learn more about the town heroes at NOTL Palliative Care with the first session led by Bonnie Bagnulo on Monday, March 6.

Other presentations include one on the Niagara North Family Health Team on March 13 led by executive director Mary Keith, and “Expanding the Options for Successful Aging in Place” on March 27, presented by author and advocate Sue Lantz.

All sessions begin at 6:30 p.m.

Organizer Terry Mactaggart said the idea for Learn & Live came from recommendations made by the town’s community wellness committee on how to improve residents’ lives.

One suggestion was lifelong learning and sessions were held in 2021 and 2022.

The gatherings have focused on subjects ranging from singing to cultural heritage, all with education in mind.

Mactaggart explained that NOTL Palliative Care was the next choice because the organization’s influence on the town is often underrepresented. 

“People don’t know all of the tremendous amounts of services (NOTL Palliative Care) provides,” Mactaggart.

‘With palliative care, the big thing is that they support you from diagnosis and not because you’re dying. We really need to get that message out.’

Besides the March sessions, a memoir-writing forum will be held April 17, the museum will have four presentations at the community centre in May, Indigenous issues are explored June 5, the Shaw’s Tim Carroll talks about plays June 19 and NOTL parks supervisor J.B. Hopkins speaks about the “Prettiest Town in Canada” on the old Court House steps on July 17.

For more information, see the NOTL library’s events page.

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