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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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...

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.

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...