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

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.


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
Class Length: 
2, 3, or 4 hours
Course Owner(s):
Dana Abbey, Colorado/Community Engagement Coordinator
Michelle Burda, MLS, Education and Health Literacy Coordinator
Brian Leaf, Community Engagement Coordinator
Carolyn Martin, MLS, AHIP, Consumer Health Coordinator
Bobbi Newman, MLIS, MA, Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist
Nancy Patterson, Network Engagement Coordinator
Continuing Education:

This course has been approved by the Medical Library Association for two, three, or four hours of CE credit.

Original Author: Karen Vargas, Evaluation Specialist, NNLM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center. Other materials developed by Brian Leaf, SCR.

This class is eligible for Consumer Health Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

Past Classes

The link to the recording can be found below.


Upcoming Classes

Healthy Aging: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information
Thursday, January 31, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Brian Leaf