Services for Older Adults
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Information for Older Adults and their Caregivers
Services for Older Adults has compiled a list of helpful links for older adults, caregivers, professionals, researchers and anyone else who is interested in learning more about the lives of older adults.
We offer many special programs and events especially tailored for the 55+ audience. These include lectures, films, performances and educational programs that reflect the wide interests of today's older adults. We also provide:
Serving nursing homes, senior centers, and adult day-care centers, we supply seniors with reading and viewing materials. Included are books in English and other languages (some in large print); "Bi-Folkal Kits", a collection of memorabilia to spark discussion; and videos and audio books.
Books by Mail
A fast, convenient service that supplies books, books-on-tape, and videotapes to people who are homebound and have a print disability.
Information and Cultural Programs
We arrange for speakers and presenters at senior sites throughout Brooklyn.
Nursing Homes, Senior Centers, and Residences
Service to the Aging brings our services out of the library and into street fairs and senior sites, including but not limited to senior residences, nursing homes, and hospices.
Words and Memories
Presented in nursing homes and other senior sites, Words and Memories is a program in which poetry, film, short stories, history and art inspire older adults to reminisce about their life experiences.
Letter from a Books by Mail Participant
Every once in a while, we get a hand-written letter from one of our Books by Mail participants. Sometimes we have to share them.
Here is one of our favorites:
To the general public, members of the police dept. and fire dept. are deservedly know as life-savers.
To me and certainly to your other readers, librarians are in their own way, very much life-savers. The "Service to the Aging" branch provides us with books that give us excitement, humor and memories of romance, that may very well extend our lives.
A social worker visited me recently for an annual "how are you getting along" checkup. She asked many questions and the last one was, "do you ever think of ending your life?" I managed to hide my shock and said, "No, I get so many good books to read, it's something look forward to."
- Thursday, December 5, 2013 10:00AM @ Carroll Gardens Library
- Thursday, December 5, 2013 1:00PM @ Kings Bay Library
- Monday, December 9, 2013 1:30PM @ New Utrecht Library
- Monday, December 9, 2013 10:00AM @ Central Library, Information Commons Lab
- Tuesday, December 10, 2013 10:00AM @ Carroll Gardens Library