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Happy Healthy Aging Month! Have some NIHSeniorHealth.gov bookmarks!

Posted by on September 21st, 2016 Posted in: Consumer Health, From the GMR, General, Member Services, Outreach, Public Health


Discover Wisdom for the Ages at NIHSeniorHealth.gov

NIHSeniorHealth.gov might look like a simple website to the more internet-savvy of us, but it’s the simplicity of this resource that helps older individuals navigate the site to find the quality health information in the unfamiliar digital age.

The homepage features categories frequently accessed by seniors, including bones and joints, memory and mental health, and vision and hearing. Videos are prominently featured on topics ranging from knee replacements to COPD. The highly customizable website – you can change text size and contrast – makes information not only easy to find, but easy to see with aging sight.

NIH Senior Health even offers training toolkits to help librarians and caretakers teach older adults learn to use the Internet and search for answers online.

The GMR has an abundance of NIHSeniorHealth.gov brochures squirreled away in our storage room, and since it’s National Healthy Aging Month, we thought we’d encourage our members to think about promoting this great resource to the elderly in your community. Please let us know if you’d like some “Wisdom for the Ages” brochures and we’ll be sure to send some along. You can email us at gmr-lib@uiowa.edu.

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Molly grew up in Michigan but now lives in Iowa City with her husband Seth, dog Fenway, and cat Whiskey. She's an avid reader and is currently trying to read everything Haruki Murakami has ever written.

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