Retirees journey through health at Stillwater Public Library on May 21

(STILLWATER, OKLA. / May 7, 2013) ––Oklahoma State University Emeriti Association and Stillwater Public Library will offer retirees a class on healthy aging on Wednesday, May 21, at 1:30 p.m.  The class, “Journey through Health,” will be presented by Janice Hermann, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Nutrition Specialist, during this month’s “Making the Most of Retirement” meeting, which is a series focusing on topics retirees most often confront.

“As we age, we all want to live independently and in good health for as long as possible,” said Hermann.  “However, aging can bring about changes which can challenge our health and independence. Many body systems are affected by aging which can be positively influenced by the choices we make.”

The program will take participants on an hour long tour of their bodies and the effect aging can create.  Hermann will also discuss the differences that good health practices can make.

“During the program, we will take a look at the Dietary Guidelines,” said Hermann.  “This manageable set of nutrition, physical activity, and food safety messages can have a powerful impact on health promotion throughout the body as we age.  It can also help us lead a healthier and more independent life.”

Hermann has her doctorate degree in nutrition and is a registered/licensed dietitian. Her area of focus is adult and older adult nutrition and health promotion.

“Making the Most of Retirement” meets the third Wednesday of each month.  All retirees are invited to attend the free programs, and no registration is required.  The next program, “Managing Individual and Employer Retirement Accounts after Retirement” by Louise Schroeder, takes place on June 18.

The series will then take a summer break until it returns on Sept. 19.

Retirees interested in learning more about the programs should visit or contact the library at 405-372-3633 x106 or

The Stillwater Public Library is located at 1107 S. Duck St. (the corner of Duck and 12th Ave.).  Visit the library online at