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Engaging with Dementia at Newport Cottage Care Centre

Author | 08 November 2018

At the last Newport Dementia Friends meeting at Newport Cottage Care Centre Kirsty Finchett from Newport Library took along and demonstrated many of the excellent resources designed for people living with dementia that are available from the Newport Library. Specially designed games, puzzles and jigsaws were included. She said that what she’d brought to the meeting represented only about a fifth of the resources available. “Shropshire Partners In Care (SPIC) had bought the equipment and we store it at the library.”

The Keeping Active Collection includes; jigsaws, books, puzzles, DVD’s, table top games, floor and inflatable games and activities for sensory and motor skills development. They are free to borrow from your local library. Items can be borrowed by an individual, a family member or care provider.

Newport and many other libraries have remembrance collections which include historical objects, audio recordings, books, photographs and posters.

Evidence has shows that people see their library as a safe, trusted and non-stigmatised place to go for help with, and information about health. Libraries play a key role in building Dementia Friendly communities.

All the groups and activities are also available free of charge to residential and care settings within the Telford & Wrekin area. These sessions are delivered by either a member of the library staff or trained volunteer. For further information call into Newport Library or telephone 01952 382965

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