Intergenerational Programs at the Library: Connecting Generations for Healthy Communities
This webinar explores how and why intergenerational relationships are important and develops skills to foster intergenerational communication in libraries.
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Walk into almost any public library and you’ll see people of all ages engaging in the community space. When libraries offer programs and services that intentionally spark connection between generations, they contribute to more vibrant and cohesive communities. Learn how your library can develop inviting opportunities to encourage more intergenerational connections on a day-to-day basis. This webinar will discuss why intergenerational relationships are important and will help you develop skills to foster intergenerational communication in your library. We’ll explore ideas and resources that will turn your library into a community intergenerational catalyst.
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- View slides (pdf)
- View chat (xls)
- View captions (txt)
- Learner Guide (doc) Use alone or with others to extend your learning.
- Wendy Pender's webinar, Serving Older Adults in a Changing World
- Intergenerational Programming Bibliography (doc)
- Silver Kite Community Arts
- SPARK Boxes – intergenerational arts kits
- Generations United – Activity ideas, fact sheets, advocacy resources, including:
- U.S. Census infographics – An Aging Nation and Residents 65+
- Intergenerational Activities Sourcebook (pdf), Penn State Extension
- Creativity Matters: Arts and Aging Toolkit
- Bifolkal – Intergenerational Reminiscence Kits
- ALSC blog post – Intergenerational Programming at Your Library
- Intergenerational programming resources on Pinterest
- Programming Librarian post – Bring Generations Together through Storytelling: A How-to Guide
- Tales and Travel Memories, created by the Gail Borden Public Library District
- Brain Rules for Aging Well, by John Medina and Tracy Cutchlow
- Inspiration shared in chat: Music therapy brings generations together at St. Louis-area nursing homes
29 March 2018
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]
Webinar presenter Jen Kulik
Webinar presenter Wendy Pender
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