The Boomers: Reflecting, Sharing, Learning

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Wednesday, 30 April 2014 13:19

We've renamed our IMLS project Reflecting, Sharing, Learning so that it will be more inclusive and welcome more people to join in the great programs and events coming up. Lots of people LOVE the on demand archive of programs. It is like a little library of programs by and about people in the Athens Area Community. You can find the archive and information about upcoming events and exhibitions at


Good Nutrition Pays High Dividends Thursday, April 10, 5:30 p.m.

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Monday, 24 March 2014 14:14

It's a given that nutrition is an important determinant of health. As we grow older it is more difficult for many of us to get the nutrition we need. All are welcome to listen to Daniel Kardouni discuss current research on nutritious diets and their effects on people over the age of 65. Kardouni will also provide recommendations and guidelines to avoid increased risks for malnutrition and inflammation. WATCH THE EVENT FROM YOUR COMPUTER, TABLET OR PHONE if you can't come to the library. The program will also be archived on this website. Free and open to the public.

The event is April's Community Snapshot, a series made possible by a leadership grant called Reflecting, Sharing, Learning, awarded to the Lyndon House Arts Center and the Athens Regional Library System by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. The program will be archived on this website. For more information , please contact Van Burns, 706-613-3650 ext. 343, or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Making Plans: Social security and Planning for Long Term Care

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Wednesday, 26 February 2014 14:33

To help us all face a number of retirement planning uncertainties with more information, the public is invited to a program for Wednesday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m. called Making Plans: Social Security and Planning for Long Term Care.

Addressing the question of when to start drawing Social Security, Michael Walker from the Social Security administration will offer ideas on how to maximize benefits.

Nursing home care can be an enormous financial drain of life long savings, and the likelihood of needing at least some of this kind of care is predicted to be 70% for those who are currently 65 and over. Attorney Al Fargione will discuss shielding your assets, or those of your parents, from devastating nursing home expenses.

The meeting will be held Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt St. You can attend live from anywhere through a video conference on your computer, tablet or mobile phone. If you can't attend live, watch it later from our archive. Click here to join the online meeting.  If requested, enter your name and email address and the password 123456. Click "Join."  For your tablet or phone download the WebEx app and enter the meeting number 732 030 242.

This program is made possible through a leadership grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services called Reflecting, Sharing, Learning awarded to the Athens Regional Library System and Lyndon House Arts Center.


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