Learn how libraries and technology can impact senior and Alzheimer’s communities in upcoming PLA webinar

For Immediate Release
Tue, 12/09/2014


Kara O'Keefe

Manager, Membership Marketing



CHICAGO — Join the Public Library Association (PLA) for a unique program developed by staff at Worthington (Ohio) Libraries to impact an often forgotten segment of the community—those suffering from memory loss and Alzheimer’s. “Memory Care and Technology: Innovative Ideas to Reach Senior and Alzheimer’s Communities” will take place at 1 p.m. Central on Jan. 14.

Presenters Erin Buerk and Erin Kelsey from Worthington Libraries will discuss how their successful program exposed senior center residents in their community to new technology and stimulated participant’s minds and memory by playing games on library iPads.

The cost to attend “Memory Care and Technology: Innovative Ideas to Reach Senior and Alzheimer’s Communities" is $28 (PLA Members), $31.50 (ALA Members) and $35 (Nonmembers). Groups of any size can register for $129. The registration deadline is 11:59 p.m. Central on Monday, Jan. 12.

For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext.5PLA, or pla@ala.org.

The Public Library Association (PLA) is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.