Seniors and Tech: How to Demo Trendy Technology to Older Adults
Though older adults are often labeled as tech-averse, this crowd can be excited to learn about the trendy technology in the library. Learn why and how to introduce VR headsets, robots, and other makerspace gadgets to seniors in a fun, low-pressure environment. The details of different program formats include:
- structured programs
- drop-in hours
- outreach visits to senior communities
In addition, learn tips from other library professionals who have conducted tech programs for seniors. Whether you’re new to hosting programs for seniors or you need to refresh your usual line-up of computer classes, this tutorial has ideas and information to help make your tech program successful.
Instructor: Stephanie Katz
Stephanie Katz worked as an adult services/technology librarian for nine years at Manatee County Public Library System before recently switching to youth services. She runs the award-winning literary journal 805 Lit + Art, was selected as a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2020, and is the author of the book Libraries Publish: How to Start a Magazine, Small Press, Blog, and More (Libraries Unlimited, ABC-CLIO, 2021).