Older Adults & Seniors
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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News / Last Modified: 31 March 2016
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'...
Document / Last Modified: 01 March 2016
Allen M Kleinman suggests more ideas of how we can serve active older adults and Baby Boomers.
Webinar / Last Modified: 01 March 2016
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.
News / Last Modified: 08 December 2015
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...
News / Last Modified: 29 April 2015
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...