The Cabell County Public Library is pleased to be serving senior citizens by providing a large collection of age-appropriate materials in large-print text and aural recording (audio book) formats and much more. Please see below the ways and means by which we are proud to serve our elders.
The Cabell County Public Library offers a large-print deposit collection at its Main Branch in downtown Huntington. These collections are delivered through the Outreach Program to people living in group residences who normally cannot visit the library in person. The list of locations normally visited by our Outreach Coordinator includes assisted-living sites, independent-living apartments, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers. Every year the Outreach Team of library staff and volunteers offer each of these communities at least six different collections, all of which include 50 to 120 units of varying genres such as western, mystery, romance, and non-fiction.
The Cabell County Public Library further offers specialized “Bi-Folkal” kits through its Outreach Program to individuals who work with senior citizens. Each kit is designed to unlock remarkable stories, humorous anecdotes, and first-person accounts of history, experience, and life. Persons who wish to borrow a kit may inquire at their local library, which will contact the library service for delivery to that branch.
The Guyandotte Public Library holds weekly class for seniors every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00. For details please visit the Guyandotte Library page here.
We offer individual or group computer lessons to senior citizens. For more information, contact the main library Reference Department.
New books for seniors
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If you looking for long term Care in West Virginia and Cabell County Click here for the
FREE ASSISTED LIVING DIRECTORY, WEST VIRGINIA AND CABELL COUNTY
Also of interest is www.SeniorLivingMap.org
Information on aging, health, finances, and other topics are available from online sources. We invite you to take a look at the links below and start surfing the Web. (Surfing is fun at any age!)
West Virginia Seniors: Located at wvseniors.org, this is a great website for senior citizens in West Virginia, offering you a place you can turn to for information on almost anything and nearly everything related senior services and aging.
CareGuide: National guide designed to help with finding caregivers for children or aging parents.
NIH SeniorHealth: Health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institutes of Health.
Senior Housing Net: A guide to retirement communities, assisted living residences, and nursing homes nationwide.
Seniors Online: Over 100 links to sites for seniors, including Adopt a Grandparent, AgeNet, Elderhostel, and Guide to Retirement Living.
SeniorsSearch: Claims to be "the only search directory exclusively for the over 50 age group."
SeniorsSite: Message board where people post information on a variety of subjects.
Third Age: Online magazine for older adults with opportunities for dialogue with experts, as well as articles on health, finances, and other interests.
MySeniorCare - the leading online source for timely and professional information on home health, senior assisted living, hospice care and more.
Senior Living Source
The National Institute on Aging
The Gerontological Society of America
The State of New Hampshire
The Oregon Health & Science University
The Maricopa County Library District
The Maine State Library
The Stanford University/VA Alzheimer’s Research Center
Please, contact 304.528.5700 (Outreach Program) for any comments or questions.