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Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information

Class Details

This "train the trainer" class is designed to help librarians assist their older adult patrons find health information.

Date: 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Region/Office: National
Jul 19, 2017
1:00PM - 3:00PM ET
Instructor(s):
Michelle Burda, MLS, Education and Health Literacy Coordinator

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 what makes a website senior-friendly; plan library programs on senior health topics; and find out about some recommended health websites for older adults.

Objectives: 

Participants will:

  • Learn about the reasons it is important to better assist their older patrons
  • Be able to evaluate health information resources based on usability issues that affect older adults
  • Learn and practice techniques for teaching older adults to look for health information on the Internet
  • Be able to research health information for older adults on online resources from the National Institutes of Health and other recommended websites