Outreach Award: Senior health outreach
The Outreach Services Department of the St. Charles Public Library will partner with Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University to develop and deliver presentations on healthcare and medical topics at senior facilities in the St. Charles, Illinois community. As members of the Library's Outreach Services Department, we visit nine senior facilities, three home care facilities, and fifteen home bound patrons a month. Outreach Services also provides weekly, biweekly, and monthly programs at seven senior facilities, engaging over two hundred and fifty patrons per month. We have noted a new demand for us to arrange and provide healthcare programming and training sessions at three of our senior independent living facilities. Outreach Services will collaborate with Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University to offer programming to teach seniors how to find high-quality health information on the web.