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Reading Among Older Adults

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
London Public Library, Landon Branch
167 Wortley Road
London, ON

"Reading Among Older Adults: Resistance, Resilience and Pleasure"

Presented by Paulette Rothbauer as part of the FIMS #PublicInterest Lecture Series.

Everyone is welcome to attend these lectures.

Drawing from her interview data and from other published research findings, Paulette Rothbauer will present highlights from her current research into the everyday reading practices of older adults (75 years+). Her in-depth interviews with several older adults who like to read and choose to read show that reading can play a strong role in helping these readers resist stereotypical ideas about ageing and build resilience to the challenges we all face as we grow older. Finally, the pleasures of reading offer several other benefits for older readers that deserve our attention as we plan and develop strategies for care in our families and communities.

Faculty of Information and Media Studies
Becky Blue

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