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Thursday, April 20 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Healthy Aging at the Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information

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In 2011 the first of the Baby Boomers turned 65, and by the year 2030 the number of seniors will be 20% of the U.S. population. These older adults have a wide range of computer abilities as well as health interests. People’s health information needs change over the years just as healthcare changes. This "train the trainer" class is designed to help librarians assist their older adult patrons find reliable health information as well as become empowered and engaged in their healthcare. Learn to evaluate health information resources and become aware of the usability issues that affect older adults. Become acquainted with the free resources of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to better serve the health information needs of older adults. Learn how to incorporate these NLM resources into your collections, your social media, and your library programming. Caregiver needs and resources will also be included.

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Carolyn Martin

Consumer Health Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region (NNLM PNR)
The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public's access to information to enable... Read More →

Thursday April 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Croisan Creek Room C Salem Convention Center