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Essential Online Health Information for Older Adults

The goal of the proposed "Essentials" workshop project is to guide older adults, as well as their families and caregivers, in the identification, evaluation, and use of essential online resources for informed consumer health decision-making. The Westchester Library System (WLS) will deliver a series of workshops to engage and educate older adults in the use of online health information resources available from the National Library of Medicine(NLM) and other selected providers. They will leverage the interest in health information to review essential guidance on internet privacy and security. Workshop content will be available on WLS-hosted web sites and will be formally launched at the Fall 2018 Westchester County Senior Law Day, a county-wide educational forum for older adults interested in financial, legal, and health topics.

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Library or information professional
Project Lead:
Elena Falcone
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May 15, 2018 to Apr 30, 2019
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