I work in a large urban library system and am interested in planning services and programs for older adults (55+). I am especially interested in finding out…

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31.10.2008

I work in a large urban library system and am interested in planning services and programs for older adults (55+). I am especially interested in finding out whether any of your libraries have tried game days (e.g. including Wii games, checkers, chess, board games, brain games, etc.)

Are there other types of programs that have interested older adults? We find that computer classes are the most requested activity.

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6.11.2008
Last updated
6.11.2008

As much as I know so far there hasn’t been any real game days for older adults organized in Helsinki city libraries. What has been organized already for long in several libraries is computer classes. Most participants belong to group 55+. Other programs mostly for elderly people are reading groups and crossword groups. Also meetings with writers in libraries are popular among older adults. There is a group called ‘Senior group’ in Helsinki city library. The group consists of librarians and is working on developing library services for elderly people. The group is keeping a website where information about services and happenings for elderly people is collected.

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