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. Libraries are adapting programming and outreach strategies, developing senior-friendly spaces, and implementing adaptive technologies for this community. In this section you will find lists of helpful suggestions, case studies of individual libraries, and other resources to help your library provide better services to older adults and seniors.

Self-paced courses and webinar recordings on this topic are freely available in the WebJunction Course Catalog.

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Board in the Library, Part One: An Introduction to Designer Board Games

 News / Last Modified: 06 July 2017

In a world of apps, massively multiplayer online role playing games/MMORPGs, game consoles, and connected mobile devices, the physicality and social aspect of gaming begins to wane. All this despite much online gaming being touted as, well, social. P...

Telling Stories with Games at Your Library

 News / Last Modified: 12 June 2017

Storytelling games are a natural fit for a library. A library, itself, is a collection of stories. They are in the books, the movies, the media. They inhabit the meeting rooms, the social spaces, the computers. People meet, create and imbue a library...

Homebound Services Brochure

 Document / Last Modified: 24 May 2017

This is the brochure that we provide to patrons who need library services delivered to their home. Feel Free to make it work for your needs.

Amp Up Your Technology Training

 Webinar / Last Modified: 08 May 2017

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.

An Oasis in the Digital Divide

 News / Last Modified: 05 May 2017

These days, staying on top of technology trends is not only critical to career success, it also helps us connect with family, friends and the wider world. But if you don’t have a computer, or you are new to using a particular device, the experience o...

Digital Citizenship and Public Libraries

 News / Last Modified: 05 May 2017

Just as political citizenship expects principles of integrity of its citizenry, digital citizenship refers to expected modes of conduct in the digital world. Digital citizenship is an umbrella concept that includes the following: a) Preparing technol...

Library Spotlight: Senior Programs at Westerville Public Library

 News / Last Modified: 02 May 2017

Every community is unique, which of course means that each library is unique. Take, for example, Westerville Public Library in Westerville, Ohio. Westerville is a city of about 37,000, situated fewer than 20 miles north of Columbus, and just a stone'...

Serving Older Adults in a Changing World

 Webinar / Last Modified: 16 November 2016

This webinar will focus on trends, impacts and strategies for library staff serving older adults in a changing world.