Elder Friendly Health Information

Howard, Linda and Thompson, Anita Elder Friendly Health Information., 2013 . In British Columbia Library Association Conference 2013, Richmond, B.C. Canada, May 9-11, 2013. (Unpublished) [Presentation]

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This presentation looks at the health information needs of seniors and the best practices for delivering health information services to this rapidly growing population. Baby boomers are just beginning to retire and we anticipate that they will demand more sophisticated health information from libraries. Are we there yet? We will explore what elder friendly health information looks like and the kinds of topics that seniors want to know about such as drug information and dementia. We will look at health literacy for this user group. We will review some of the key websites and sources that provide high quality reliable information that are senior friendly. We will conclude with a brief discussion and question and aswer period about the health information needs of seniors now and in the future.

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Item type: Presentation
Keywords: Health literacy, health information, seniors, aged, library services
Subjects: C. Users, literacy and reading. > CE. Literacy.
Depositing user: Linda M Searcy Howrd
Date deposited: 17 May 2013 14:49
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:26
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/19227


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