Memory Cafes and Libraries: The Perfect Fit
A memory cafe is a safe and fun social opportunity for those living with memory loss, as well as their families and caregivers. Memory cafes have been offered in the Netherlands since 1997, but only in the US since 2013. Learn how your library can start a memory cafe and collaborate with key players in the community for the perfect fit.
A memory café is a social gathering place for persons with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s, or other dementia and their family and friends. Library memory cafes meet once per month in a safe and comfortable space to facilitate connections of persons living with memory loss. Each café is as unique as the library that hosts it and offers a program or activity that is engaging and fun. Community partners and aging specialists provide guidance and respond to questions or requests for resources. If your library wants to get involved with the local community while doing health outreach and programming, this webinar will provide you with the essential first steps to get started.
Presenter Bio: Angela Meyers is the Coordinator of Youth and Special Needs Services at the Bridges Library System in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Meyers has previous work experience in public libraries and area non-profits. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree (2002) and a Master of Library & Information Science degree (2008) from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.
Aug 22, 2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM CT
The Kernel of Knowledge is an expert-speaker webinar series from the Greater Midwest Region which provides one-hour sessions on topics of interest to National Network of Medical Libraries (NNLM) members throughout the year. Sessions are scheduled on an ongoing basis, check back often for upcoming presentations! All Kernel of Knowledge sessions are eligible for 1.0 contact hour of Medical Library Association continuing education credit.