Older Adults & Seniors

Older adult couple

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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Serving Older Adults in a Changing World

 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.

Seniors and Financial Scams: When Traditional Workshops Aren't Working

 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...

How Pie and Bingo was Born

 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 ...

Amp Up Your Technology Training

 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.

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...