Saturday, January 08, 2011

Community Connections

AppleFree seminar offered on ways to overcome overeating
In The Sarasota County Wellness Coalition is sponsoring a free seminar, "Understanding and Overcoming Overeating and Overweight," on Tuesday, Jan. 18, from 1-3 p.m. at the
Laurel/Nokomis School Media Center, 1900 East Laurel Road, Nokomis.
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SCOPE logoAging with Dignity and Independence

Are you an older adult, or do you work, live or interact with older adults? If so, you are invited to share your stories as part of a community initiative to discover what contributes to aging with dignity and independence.

SCOPE, the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee and The Patterson Foundation are looking for your feedback with the goal of developing innovative and technological ways for older adults to age with dignity and independence.


There are two ways to participate:


· Attend a community forum from 2-3:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 10, at North Sarasota Library, 2801 Newtown Blvd., Sarasota
· Visit www.scopexcel.org, and click on the red button to share your story. An online survey for people 65 years and older is also available on this website. Your responses are anonymous.

eBooks logoSarasota County libraries offer eBooks

Sarasota County libraries are now offering free downloadable eBooks through the libraries' website,www.sclibs.net. eBooks are being offered through a partnership with Overdrive, the same company that offers eAudiobooks.

eBooks are available free of charge to valid Sarasota County library card holders. "The explosion of eBooks is not only giving current library customers more options on how to enjoy materials from the library, it's helping introduce new users to their local library," said Sarabeth Kalajian, general manager, Sarasota County library system. The eBook collection includes titles for adults, teens and children, and will continue to grow as usage increases. Sarasota County library eBook titles will work with a wide range of eBook readers compatible with the Adobe EPUB format.

For more information, contact the Sarasota County Call Center at 941-861-5000 or visit the Sarasota County libraries website, www.sclibs.net. Here's the Starter Page.

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