Did you know? Over 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every day, and the fastest growing demographic in the U.S. is women over the age of 85. A radical shift—driven by the numerous (and vocal) “baby boom” generation—pushes the portion of U.S. citizens 65 and older to be 21% by 2050. As older citizens’ self-perceptions change, libraries are formulating new ways to serve their needs, and we can show you how!
Join us October 4th as Thorndike Press and Library Journal partner together for a 60-minute webinar to discuss how libraries can support their aging communities in the 21st century. One of the four speakers is Wendy Pender, an Older Adults Project Specialist for the King County Library System in Washington. Wendy’s presentation, This Ain’t Your Grandma’s Library . . . Or Is It? Serving Older Adults in a Changing World, drew in a packed house at PLA this year.
Because of this important generational change that’s affecting so many across the country, we’re also teaming up with Wendy to bring you a collection of six titles to better serve your aging population. The titles cover such topics as embracing aging and living a full life, caregiving, end-of-life discussions, and the spiritual side of aging.