Older Adults & Seniors
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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Webinar / Last Modified: 19 April 2019
This webinar will focus on trends, impacts and strategies for library staff serving older adults in a changing world.
Webinar / Last Modified: 19 February 2019
This webinar will explore free financial literacy resources for older adults, provided by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, and share library programming ideas for patrons related to financial planning and fraud protection.
Webinar / Last Modified: 18 February 2019
This webinar explores how and why intergenerational relationships are important and develops skills to foster intergenerational communication in libraries.
News / Last Modified: 30 January 2019
Consumers lost a total of $905 million to fraud in 2017, according to the Federal Trade Commission's 2017 Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book. The FTC fielded 1.1 million fraud reports last year, with fraudulent debt collection, identify theft, and i...
News / Last Modified: 01 August 2018
This is the first in a new series on WebJunction published in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL), highlighting innovative programming from member libraries serving small and rural communities. Thanks to our first ...
Webinar / Last Modified: 17 July 2018
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.
News / Last Modified: 31 August 2017
At Innisfil Public Library, our vision is to spark ideas to ignite a creative and dynamic community. A central pillar of our current strategic plan is to "Cultivate a Hacker Ethic" through integrating technology into our services and spaces...
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...
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...
Document / Last Modified: 07 June 2017
Students at the University of Maryland provide their preliminary findings of an evaluation of the services to older adults at three public libraries in Maryland.