Stephen’s Lighthouse has a great post about serving seniors. His point is that the senior population is changing. They are more technology literate, health conscious, and active. Senior programming in our libraries, especially those of us in small retirement communties needs to change too.
Rather than basic computer literacy courses, we need to be offering enhanced technology courses on things like social bookmarking, great web sites, and advanced searching techniques.
Houston libraries are offering seniors classes on computer literacy. Multi-Service Centers offer senior programs. Senior centers are opening all the time.
Let’s face it, the market is growing. And we need to know how to serve them.