The Information World of Retired Women

Synopsis

Using the profiles of women living in a retirement community, the author explores the information and social worlds of aging women. The focus of the study is the effects of aging on help-seeking behaviors. The author examines ways in which older women search for information. The relationship between help-seeking behaviors and information policy is extensively discussed. The role that information professionals can play in bringing information to populations, such as the one examined, adds insight to the studies of information use and user needs.