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The AC Hunter Library Memory Care Kits
The A.C. Hunter Library, part of Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries, is happy to announce the introduction of their newest kits for patrons to borrow: the Memory Care Kits.
These kits are designed for those with dementia and their care partners to do together as way to stimulate the mind and encourage positive communication and interaction.
Dementia can affect many brain functions, such as memory, thinking, problem-solving and language. Each of the Memory Care Kits have been specifically curated with activities and materials to encourage brain activity and reminiscing. The aim of the Memory Care Kits is to provide a way for care partners and individuals with dementia to engage meaningfully together, as well as promote communication.
When a patron borrows one of these kits, they will find books and activities to share with their loved one. The puzzles and games within the Memory Care Kits focus on patterns and object matching, which can help encourage brain activity. Each kit can be adapted to suit the needs of the individual using it.
Another important aspect of the kits is the focus on reminiscing. The books, music CD, and conversation cards found in each Memory Care Kit are meant to encourage talking about old memories, as these are often the strongest ones that individuals with dementia have. These provide a way to encourage communication while patrons explore their kits.
The Memory Care Kits are not new to the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Library system, as they can also be found at the Corner Brook Public Library.
At the A.C. Hunter Library there are currently 7 kits available for a lending period of 3 weeks. Patrons can request a kit by placing a hold through the online catalogue, by calling the library (709-737-2133), or by emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Memory Care Kits and how to use them, patrons are encouraged to watch the instructional video on the kits now available on the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries’ Youtube channel.
The City of St. John’s and MusicN Summer Trail Mix
St. John’s Summer Trail Mix: Musicians Needed
The City of St. John’s and MusicNL are teaming up once again to celebrate local musical talent through a St. John’s Summer Trail Mix.
This project will see the creation of a summery playlist featuring local music which will be accessible online, and via QR code throughout the City in parks and trails. The playlist will be promoted online by MusicNL and the City of St. John’s.
Submissions are now being accepted.
Video Recording Opportunity
Every successful submission to the St. John’s Summer Trail Mix playlist by Friday, April 23, will be eligible to win a ‘Trail Mix Single’ video recording opportunity.
If your track is selected, you’ll work with a team of professionals to record a live video performance of your track. The video will be yours to use for promotion, funding submissions, export opportunities, and will be promoted by the City of St. John’s and MusicNL.
The winner will be selected by a panel of judges representing the City of St. John’s, MusicNL, and the local music community.
For more information, and to submit your track, please visit musicnl.ca/trailmix.