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State of Rhode Island

Office of Library & Information Services

Adult Services: Engaging Seniors

Program Models

Webinars & Online Learning

Meeting Description

May 9, 2019

Lincoln Public Library

According to the 2016 RI Healthy Aging Data Report, the population of RI residents over the age of 65 is expected to rise to over 264,000 by 2040 - a 75% increase from 2010. Libraries already serve as vital centers of information, resources, and social opportunities & support for older adults and their caregivers, and as RI's population continues to age, these supports and programs will be more in demand than ever. This program will focus on library programs and services you are already providing for your aging populations and their caregivers, while also highlighting national and statewide resources, and potential community partners you may bring to this work. As part of this program, Tara Geraghty from Kindred Hospice will share about how libraries can work with her organization to educate the public on end-of-life decision making, and Deborah Burton will share about her resource RIElderinfo.com.

Please bring and be prepared to share any programs, partnerships, services or resources related to the topic that you have used/provided at your library.