As people age, their mobility, or ability to get where they want to go, when they want to go there, may be reduced due to physical changes, increasing or worsening chronic health conditions, or use of medicines that can affect their cognition and physical function. These mobility changes may adversely affect older adults’ health and independence and are often related to an increased risk of falls and motor vehicle crash injury—the two leading causes of older adult injury.
In response, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
developed the new MyMobility
Plan to encourage older adults to prepare for potential mobility
changes in much the same way they may plan financially for retirement.
MyMobility Plan provides resources and tips for older adults to help manage
their health to maintain mobility, make their homes safer to prevent falls, and
consider alternative transportation as they age so they can stay safe, mobile,
and independent longer. Take a look and think about sharing this new resource
at your library or incorporating it into a public program.
In addition to MyMobility Plan, the CDC also
recently unveiled a new Physical Activity campaign: Active
People, Healthy Nation campaign. Physical activity is one of the most important things Americans can do to improve their health. Regular physical activity can reduce the burden of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers, and can prevent early death.
Friday, March 15, 2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
The Alliance Digital Media Library's (ADML) app, Libby, was named one of Time magazine's best apps for 2018. ADML from the vendor, Overdrive, is one of LME Library's e-book and e-audio book providers. Overdrive updated the app last year, and it has been very popular with users.
The LME Library card holders have two e-book/e-audio book services: ADML from Overdrive and eRead Illinois from vendor, Baker & Taylor.
Which service do you prefer? Both services are available through the library website at lmelibrary.org. If you are a LME Library card holder, you can login with your barcode number and your PIN. Feel free to contact the library at 385-4540 for more information!