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Older adults/lifelong learners who are looking for things to do in the Dayton area for Older Americans Month in May can look no further. There are programs for a variety of interests.

Programs that require advanced registration are denoted with an *. Additional programs that DML is hosting for Older Americans Month and full program descriptions can be found at

Medicare 101
Miami Township Branch Library
Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 3, 6:30 - 8 pm
Turning 65 or helping someone navigate Medicare’s complex system? This program will provide information on the A, B, C’s of Medicare and discuss advantages and when/how to enroll.

Changing the Narrative and Disrupting Ageism*
Main Library, Bassani Theater Off 3rd
Thursday, May 5, 1 - 3 pm
Noreen Willhelm (Senior Fellow for The Dayton Foundation's Del Mar Encore Fellows Initiative) will discuss changing the narrative around aging. Donna Kastner (Del Mar Encore Fellow with the Dayton Foundation) will speak about the Silver is Gold program (hosted by the Dayton Metro Library) and how it disrupts ageism. Ann Crichton, a Workforce Development Manager, will highlight Library programs, tools, and support to help with every aspect of career paths.

Open Your Heart, Share Your Strengths: Volunteer!*
Main Library, Community Room 2A, 2nd Floor
Wednesday, May 11, 1 - 3:30 pm
For those who want to reignite their passion to help others while sharing their skills – listen to volunteers describe their experiences and visit with organizations offering volunteer opportunities.

Retirement and Estate Planning*
Miami Township Branch Library
Saturday, May 14, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Learn how to protect assets like IRA’s, Roths, trusts, and wills.

Leap & the Net Will Appear: A Workshop with Katrina Kittle*
Main Library, Community Room 2A
Friday, May 20, 1 - 3 pm
This interactive class will provide guidance to those who want to make positive changes in their lives but don’t know where to begin. It begins with weaving the nets yourself, and Kittle will provide easy, doable steps for you to make your own leaps.

Avoiding Utilities Scams and Unwanted Charges*
Northwest Branch Library
Tuesday, May 24, 12 - 1 pm
Learn how to identify consumer scams, effectively say “no,” and reduce unwanted solicitations. This on-screen presentation/Q&A discussion will be led by Amy Carles, Senior Outreach & Education Specialist with Ohio Consumers’ Counsel.

Although May is designated as Older Americans Month, DML will have programs scheduled into June for both older adults and lifelong learners. For more information about the programs noted here, to register, and to see a listing of additional Older Americans Month programming, please visit or call the Library's Ask Me Line at 937.463.2665.

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