This project is designed to fuse information available on a wide range of health and daily living topics found in MedlinePlus https://medlineplus.gov/all_healthtopics.html with 21st century technology skills that often are lacking in older aged 65 years. Through the creation of relevant and approachable topic e.g. Care for Your Body, Stay Active, Fear Not, Stay Sharp, and Everyday Tools the following kits will be created which hold both high-and low-tech tools to support independence; nutrition and medication; exercise, leisure, and mobility; safety and security; memory and learning; and communication and activities of daily living. Using a two-part model of group instruction tutorial on how to use MedlinePlus and a demonstration of relevant home technology for each health topic and publicly available tool kits for home use available to check out from UTMB School of Nursing Community Space for Health and Well-being, which is led by the Principal Investigator of this project, along with a pilot mentor program, the project team seeks to create a comprehensive program that can reach a large number of people while also providing individualized opportunity for learning and exploration. To our knowledge, this program is unique to the Galveston area-especially with regard to offering learners a chance to check out the tools to try at home.
University of Texas Medical Branch - Moody Medical Library