- Creative Aging Active and Moving

Eight Brooklyn Public Library locations will host eight-week Creative Aging: Active and Moving programs focused specifically on social dancing for older 88 ages 55+. 160 participants will each complete 16 hours of physical activity over the course of the program and perform a final dance for friends and family at a culminating event. Participants will learn about NLM resources and become aware of health information available at the library. Library branch managers will receive training on the use of NLM resources and also review the health books and resources at their locations to create book displays that will be on view during the entire Creative Aging: Active and Moving program. Using a train-the-trainer model, the branch librarians will teach what they learn to the staff at their individual locations so that all are better prepared to share health information with library patrons. The program will build capacity within the BPL system to better undertake future health outreach initiatives.

Project Details

Organization Name

Brooklyn Public Library

Organization Type
All of Us
Public library
Project Lead

Noella Scott

New York
Start Date
December 15, 2018
End Date
April 30, 2019
Funding Amount
General Public
Library or Information Professional
Region: Region 5

The goal of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving individuals' access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.

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