This Week: Healthy Aging Webinar January 31

As you are planning your week, please consider registering for the next SCR webinar, Healthy Aging: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information! Our own NNLM SCR Community Engagement Coordinator Brian Leaf will be leading the class this Thursday, January 31st, 10am – 12pm CT / 9am – 11am MT, and for those working on their Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) you won’t want to miss it!

Be sure to register online https://nnlm.gov/class/healthy-aging-jan19 in order to receive login details for the course or to get a copy of the recording link once it is available on YouTube. Registration is required for this class. Participants will be eligible to claim 2 hours of Continuing Education from the Medical Library Association that can also count toward the CHIS certification. More details about the class and the link to register can be found below.

Healthy Aging: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information

Time: Thursday, January 31 at 10am – 12pm CT / 9am – 11am MT

Instructor: Brian Leaf, NNLM SCR Community Engagement Coordinator To register: https://nnlm.gov/class/healthy-aging-jan19

Description: Did you know that the 65+ population will outnumber children for the first time in history by 2020? Given the rapid growth of this demographic, this “train the trainer” class is designed to help librarians assist their older adult patrons find health information. Discover techniques for teaching older adults to use computers and to find health information on the Internet; learn about usability and accessibility issues that impact older adults; brainstorm library programs on senior health topics; and find out about some recommended health websites for older adults.

This class is also eligible for 2 hour of MLA Continuing Education credit that can be counted toward the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS). Make sure to register https://nnlm.gov/class/healthy-aging-jan19 to receive login information on the day of the session!

Objectives:

Be able to evaluate health information resources based on usability issues that affect older adults

Learn and practice techniques for teaching older adults to look for health information on the Internet

Be able to research health information for older adults on online resources from the National Institutes of Health and other recommended websites

To register visit https://nnlm.gov/class/healthy-aging-jan19.

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