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GIL CALDERON, Marcela; CHAVES SALGADO, Lorena  and  BONILLA CARRION, Róger. Public libraries as promoters of healthy and active elderliness. E-Ciencias de la Información [online]. 2020, vol.10, n.1, pp.207-230. ISSN 1659-4142.

Public libraries are par excellence, the organizations that receive and work with the elderly population. The following is a project developed by the School of Library and Information Sciences of the University of Costa Rica whose general objective was to develop ludic and creative-based strategies to promote informational alphabetization and health in adults and the elderly population from the public libraries. It was a qualitative action-research investigation. Results evince an increase in interest, knowledge, and skills amongst the elderly after the implementation of the ludic and creative workshops. At the same time, it was feasible to promote intergenerational relations since the workshops were implemented by students as part of their Communal University Work.

Keywords : Information Access; information services; Elderly people; Healthy lifestyles; Public Libraries; Costa Rica.

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