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What Do Older Patrons Need?: Understanding Creative Wellbeing in Later Life with Jon Kay

2022-11-30T19:00:00Z 2022-11-30T20:00:00Z What Do Older Patrons Need?: Understanding Creative Wellbeing in Later Life with Jon Kay

People over the age of sixty-five now outnumber those under the age of five for the first time in human history. Nevertheless, more older adults suffer from feelings of loneliness, boredom, and helplessness. However, older adults who maintain or adopt an art or music making practice often experience greater satisfaction in their lives.

This webinar is ideal for those who serve older patrons to understand their needs and how libraries can better serve them.

In this interactive and informative program, attendees will learn:

  • how the arts support the wellbeing of older adults
  • how creative practices increases social engagement in later life
  • how art and music making supports intergenerational bonds
  • how creative endeavors provide elders with a sense of purpose
Event Date

November 30, 2022 2:00 PM

November 30, 2022 3:00 PM

People over the age of sixty-five now outnumber those under the age of five for the first time in human history. Nevertheless, more older adults suffer from feelings of loneliness, boredom, and helplessness. However, older adults who maintain or adopt an art or music making practice often experience greater satisfaction in their lives.

This webinar is ideal for those who serve older patrons to understand their needs and how libraries can better serve them.

In this interactive and informative program, attendees will learn:

  • how the arts support the wellbeing of older adults
  • how creative practices increases social engagement in later life
  • how art and music making supports intergenerational bonds
  • how creative endeavors provide elders with a sense of purpose