The Health Insurance Marketplace is open for application and enrollment. The Marketplace website, HealthCare.gov is the primary tool for delivering information to Americans about their health coverage options, as part of the Affordable Care Act.
Love in the Land of Dementia: Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey is a performance of inspiring stories dealing with the complex issues of loss and change, flexibility and acceptance. The stories offer humor and information. Join us Nov. 17 at 2pm.
Family caregivers and friends who care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia can attend any or all of the six-part series from the Alzheimer’s Association Heart of America Chapter. Download the “Alzheimer’s Series flyer” for more information about each session in the series. Speakers from the Alzheimer’s Association Heart of America Chapter will present […]
MAKIN’ MOVES – Balance Your Life Saturday, July 13, 2013 – 9am–12pm Marvin Auditorium at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Wellness is not just about food and exercise. At this wellness conference, learn how to balance your life with intellectual and spiritual growth, healthy eating, and exercise. Make health connections during lectures and […]
Positive? Negative? Not sure? Take the Test. Take Control. At the Free HIV Testing and Health Fair on Thursday, June 27 from 11:00 am—2:00 pm visit the FREE health fair booths in the Library Rotunda for confidential HIV tests, STD clinic nurses & counseling, resources for safer sex, mental health, drug abuse, and personal health information from community experts, plus lots of free goodies!
Sponsored by the Library’s Health Information Neighborhood, along with Positive Connections, Shawnee Regional Prevention and Recovery Services (PARS) and the Shawnee County Health Agency.
Spring is now in full swing and it is time to go outside and finally enjoy the beautiful weather. Running and walking are great ways to enjoy nature, while exercising at the same time. There are a few places around Topeka where you can enjoy the great outdoors. I personally like going out to Lake […]
Find out what you need to know about buying prescription drugs from online pharmacies and how to spot a potentially dangerous fake pharmacy. Learn more about your prescription drugs with MedlinePlus. Get advice on avoiding drug interactions and medication errors. Browse library books about the prescription drug industry.
As part of national Poison Prevention Week, the library partnered with Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Safe Kids Kansas to create a Poison Purse display in the library’s Health Information Neighborhood, showing how medicines and candies look identical to a child in search of something sweet to eat. In this article, the EPA urges adults to […]
On January 30th, 2013 the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library hosted it’s 2nd annual Senior Information Fair. Our goal was to inform older adults and their family members in our community about the variety of local services and businesses that cater to the needs of aging populations. The attendees explored booths that focused on numerous topics ranging […]
Community Blood Drive
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in the Marvin Auditorium 101BC
You make a difference–there is an ongoing need in the greater Topeka community for blood donations.
The Senior Information Fair offers a one-stop-shopping experience for anyone who wants to learn more about what services the library and the community has to offer older adults.