Older Adults & Seniors

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Among the many diverse communities that libraries serve, older adults and seniors continue to be a growing population with unique needs. In 2006, the first of America's 77 million Baby Boomers turned 60. This generation is redefining what it means to be a "senior citizen."

Libraries are changing how they serve this population. They are adapting their programming and outreach strategies, developing senior-friendly spaces, and implementing adaptive technologies. In this section you will find lists of helpful suggestions, case studies of individual libraries, and internet resources to help your library provide better services to older adults and seniors.

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Libraries Go Boom

 Webinar / Last Modified: 26 June 2014

Archive and associated resources for April 6, 2010, webinar with Douglas C. Lord on library services to older adults with a focus on baby boomers.

Board in the Library, Part the Third: Thematic vs Strategic Games

 News / Last Modified: 18 April 2014

Let's talk about thematic and strategic games: what they are, what defines each, and how some overlap exists. You need to understand where and how these types of games interact; that interaction will help you determine what type of players your patro...

Board in the Library, Part Deux: A Progressive List of Game Types

 News / Last Modified: 27 February 2014

The scope of board games has exploded in the past 10 years. This can be a major hurdle for new gamers as well as for those stalwart librarians attempting to create a gaming environment in their library. In this article, John Pappas provides a list of...

Amp Up Your Technology Training

 Webinar / Last Modified: 31 January 2014

A webinar on technology training for communities. Learn how OASIS Connections classes are helping communities build skills and confidence using computers, the Internet and today's technology.