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Video: Exclusively for seniors, VR now at Lansing Public Library


Melanie tries virtual reality for the first time; Josh dominates Beat Saber

LANSING, Ill. (July 21, 2023) – Virtual Reality, or VR, was adopted early by the gaming industry, and that stereotype can color people’s assumptions about its usefulness. But as Andrew Harootunian at the Lansing Public Library points out in this week’s video, VR is more than just a game. It is being used in healthcare, fitness, education, architecture, and many other industries.

Through a grant from AgeOptions, the library has launched an exploration of VR specifically for seniors. Up to 10 people at a time can don VR goggles and learn how to use the controllers, with Harootunian at hand to guide the process.

Melanie and Josh went through the process themselves, and they videoed the experience to give Lansing Journal readers a sense of what it’s like:

For more information about Virtual Reality and the equipment and classes available, contact the Lansing Public Library directly:

The Lansing Public Library is located at 2750 Indiana Avenue in Lansing, Illinois.


Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.