Blog posts in Mid-Life Adults

Barbara.Nolan's picture

Mid-Life Adult Programming

There are currently a number of programs at the Coeur d’ Alene Public Library that attract the 50-65 age group– even though they are not specifically targeted for them.

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Community Assessment: What Does Your community Want?

Boise Public Library's Fall 2011 survey to learn more about library service needs in the Boise area is complete and contains  interesting insights into what residents like about the library as well as potential areas for change.  1156 residents completed the survey (893 users and 263 non-users)  

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Retirement Questions

During lunch today I was listening to Talk of the Nation on NPR (which, if you know me, is not rare), and one of the main topics was about conflicts that arise over retirement.

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Programming Success with Brain Classes

Are our genes our destiny or is there more to it than that? What role does our environment play in what we can become? Is Alzheimer’s disease potentially preventable?

Idaho at PLA

Transforming Life After 50 PLA panel

Idaho was well represented at PLA in Philadelphia.  Sarah Kelley-Chase from Boise Public Library and ICfL's Erica Compton, both fellows in the 2009-2010 Transforming Life After 50 Fellowship, participated in a diverse panel focusing on services to mid-life adults.  Panel members discussed how this and succeeding generations differ from our current perceptions of seniors, how serving t

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How do we learn what our community wants?

 How do we learn what our community wants?  Many times I find myself assuming that I know my own community, so surely I know what we want.  It seems like just about every time I say, “I know my community,” I only get it partially correct.  In the fall of 2010, I had an outstanding opportunity at the “Transforming Life After 50” fellowship to learn the tools necessary to cond

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How Healthy Is Your Brain?!

Piggybacking on Rebecca Melton's earlier blog, Dr.

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Volunteer webinar

I participated in a fantastic webinar on the changing face of volunteers today.  The presenter was Jill Fixler, a long time Volunteer Coordinator and consultant.  I was surprised to learn Idaho ranks really high in both the percentage of persons who volunteer (34%) and the average number of hours volunteered.  Jill provided wonderful insights into how volunteers can be used