Eight Brooklyn Public Library locations will host eight-week Creative Aging: Active and Moving programs focused specifically on social dancing for older 88 ages 55+. 160 participants will each complete 16 hours of physical activity over the course of the program and perform a final dance for friends and family at a culminating event. Participants will learn about NLM resources and become aware of health information available at the library. Library branch managers will receive training on the use of NLM resources and also review the health books and resources at their locations to create book displays that will be on view during the entire Creative Aging: Active and Moving program. Using a train-the-trainer model, the branch librarians will teach what they learn to the staff at their individual locations so that all are better prepared to share health information with library patrons. The program will build capacity within the BPL system to better undertake future health outreach initiatives.
Brooklyn Public Library