A Younger Generation of Older Adults: Health Information for Boomers
Monday, October 22, 2007
Session #1 of the Health e-Shows Series
What is different about the Baby Boomer population when it comes to health information? The boomer group is a moving target—the youngest are now just over 40, and the oldest boomers are approaching retirement age. They may have children and be caregivers for aging parents at the same time.
Because boomers tend to be more educated, more tech-savvy, and more interested in health, wellness, and fitness than prior generations, their health information needs are varied and substantial. Additionally, boomers often turn to a search engine first rather than the family physician for health information.
This webcast will highlight issues faced by boomers and provide some great tips and resources for the library staff who serve them.
Webinars are free of charge and registration is only done on the day of the event on the WebEx server. No passwords are required.
Speaker: Kelli Ham
- Speaker's slides
Infopeople is offering eight webcasts as part of a new consumer health series: Health e-Shows. The sessions will be presented by Kelli Ham, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region, UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library.
- Session #1 - A Younger Generation of Older Adults: Health Information for Boomers (Archived October 22, 2007)
- Session #2 - Communicating about Health: Empowering Patrons to Communicate with Their Health Care Providers (December 3, 2007)
- Session #3 - An In-depth Look at MedlinePlus (March 4, 2008)
- Session #4 - Beyond MedlinePlus: Resources That Answer Those Other Tough Health Reference Questions (May 14, 2008)
- Session #5 - I Don't Give Medical Advice; I Dispense Quality Health Information (June 19, 2008)
- Session #6 - Understanding Health Literacy: Why It Is So Important and What Librarians Can Do to Help (August 14, 2008)
- Session #7 - Health Information for Kids and Teens and Seniors, Oh My! (October 28, 2008)
- Session #8 - Finding Easy-to-Read and Multilingual Health Information for Your Patrons (December 1, 2008)