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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 achunter@nlpl.ca.

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.




St. John’s Celebrates Summer

St. John’s Celebrates Summer

Throughout the summer, the City of St. John’s is hosting events to celebrate our City, our residents, and the diverse cultures of people in our community.

Music @ Harbourside Park

Music @ Concerts will resume in-person this summer! In keeping with public health guidelines, concerts will be limited capacity, with pre-registration required. Dates and details will be released early July. In the meantime, a virtual Music @ concert featuring Janet Cull and Brad Jefford is now available on the City’s YouTube channel.

Summer Trail Mix

The City of St. John’s and MusicNL are celebrating and sharing local music through the St. John’s Summer Trail Mix, available at musicnl.ca/trailmix. The St. John’s Summer Trail Mix is also accessible via QR code on signs posted throughout parks and trails.

Downtown Pedestrian Mall

The Downtown Pedestrian Mall officially opens from noon to 10 p.m. daily, starting Friday, July 2 until September 6. The event footprint is on Water Street from Adelaide to Prescott Street, George Street, and on two sections of Duckworth Street from New Gower Street to Bates Hill, and Cathedral to Prescott Street.
The City is partnering with community and non-profit organizations to offer pop-up musical performances, theatrical performances, fun space decorations, giveaways, demonstrations, interactive games, and collaborative art projects at the Pedestrian Mall this summer.




New Found Life Bible Camp – Space Adventurers

July 19-23, 2021

Day camp for ages 5-12. Enjoy a week of Bible lessons, games, puppets, crafts, bouncy castle, gaga ball and canteen while learning about God and the universe He has created. COVID guidelines will be maintained and masks must be worn. For more information or to register, please contact Russell or Lori Smith at newfoundlife@onehopecanada.ca or 709-769-3000.




Free Gospel Concert

Gospel concert on July 25 starting at 6 p.m. at Elim Pentecostal Tabernacle. Pre-registration is required. Please visit www.elim.nf.ca. There are only 220 seats available. A free-will offering will be lifted. This will be a great evening of gospel music and song with Jimmy Lee, and we look forward to seeing you there.




New Found Life Bible Camp – Soccer Champions

July 26-30, 2021

Day camp for ages 5-15. Enjoy a week of Bible lessons, soccer skills, canteen and scrimmages. Soccer for beginners or improve your skills and have fun. COVID guidelines will be maintained and masks must be worn. For more information or to register, please contact Russell or Lori Smith at newfoundlife@onehopecanada.ca or 709-769-3000.