Project Manager:
Allan Kleiman
, MLS
INFOLINK Diversity Committee
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Old Bridge Public Library
One Old Bridge Plaza
Municipal Center
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
732-721-5600 ext. 5010
INFOLINK
The Eastern NJ Regional Library Cooperative
44 Stelton Rd. Suite 330
Piscataway, NJ 08854
732-752-7720

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Welcome

Welcome to Senior Spaces!

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Welcome to the Old Bridge Public Library’s “Senior Spaces” Project—our Library’s place for baby boomers, older adults and their families.  Our concept grew out of the need to develop a “transition center” which was identified as part of our Strategic Planning Process.  This “transition center” was to develop programs and services for recent active retirees that were interested in meaningful volunteer opportunities and those looking for second careers.  As we moved from concept to development we realized that we could do more to not only serve the “baby boomers” and go beyong this “transition center” but also to enhance and expand our already developing services to older adults.  Thus “Senior Spaces” was born; the first library in New Jersey to develop such a project.

We invite you to visit the Old Bridge Public Library when you are in the New Jersey area for a tour; explore this website for more information about the project; at www.oldbridgelibrary.org for current services and programs; and finally at  seniorspaces.blogspot.com for additional information.

Sign our virtual guest book below, leave us some comments for others to read and enjoy your tour.  Venture back from time-to-time; our “senior spaces” are changing every day.

Allan M. Kleiman
“Senior Spaces” Project Manager


INFOLINK is delighted with the Senior Spaces model incubator project and has contracted with the Old Bridge Public Library to support Library Director, Margie Cyr, Project Manager Allan Kleiman and this member library’s efforts to redefine library services to older adults.
This is a major diversity issue impacting libraries and the focus fits right into INFOLINK’s strategic plan. I appreciate the foresight of the INFOLINK executive Board on its decision to partner with Old Bridge Public Library on this initiative.
INFOLINK members can expect:

  • Web based documentation of the project;
  • A workbook/manual to encourage libraries to develop their own “space;”
  • Collaboration by the INFOLINK Administrative staff and our Diversity Committee;
  • Presentations at targeted programs and conferences; and,
  • An outcomes-based evaluation.

Cheryl O’Connor, Executive Director
INFOLINK Regional Library Cooperative

 

 


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Rezoom Blog reference to Senior Spaces



"Senior Spaces" Project Photos on Flickr.com