Our adult and senior library services include providing an environment conducive to learning and maintaining independence. Furthering education and stimulating the mind, our library programs for older adults allow participants to choose from reading materials and educational literature.
Benefits of Reading for Seniors and Disabled Adults
Reading provides readers with mental stimulation, a form of brain exercise that keeps the brain active and engaged. Research suggests that the mental stimulation that comes from reading can potentially slow or prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Mental stimulation is just as important for adults with intellectual and cognitive learning disabilities as it is for seniors. Although disability will still be present, helping disabled adults learn and forge new brain pathways through reading is helpful in maintaining their independence.