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Healthy Aging: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information

Class Details

Did you know that the 65+ population will outnumber children for the first time in history by 2020? Given the rapid growth of this demographic, this "train the trainer" class is designed to help librarians assist their older adult patrons find health information. Discover techniques for teaching older adults to use computers and to find health information on the Internet; learn about usability and accessibility issues that impact older adults; brainstorm library programs on senior health topics; and find out about some recommended health websites for older adults.

This class is also eligible for 2 hour of MLA Continuing Education credit that can be counted toward the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS). Make sure to register below to receive login information on the day of the session!

Date: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Region/Office: National
Jan 31, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM CT
Instructor(s):
Brian Leaf, Community Engagement Coordinator

This "train the trainer" class is designed to help library staff assist their older adult patrons find health information. Discover techniques for helping older adults find health information on the Internet, learn what makes a website older adult friendly; plan library programs on health topics; and explore some recommended health websites for older adults.

Objectives: 

Participants will:

  • Learn about the health literacy skills and information seeking behavior of older adults.
  • Evaluate health information resources based on usability issues that affect older adults.
  • Increase skills in database searching for common older adult health issues.
  • Utilize data to understand the health status of the library's service area.