Services for Seniors
Published September 16, 2013 Submitted by: Renee
Stories for Life
Learning is a lifelong pursuit. The Springfield-Greene County Library staff can bring the Library to your senior residents in a monthly program designed to inspire, entertain and engage.
Our themed visits include activities that encourage discussion and pleasant reminiscing, while bringing the fun, educational benefits of the Library to your facility.
Each month, staff presenting Stories for Life can
- share simple stories
- provide interactive memory games
- read poetry
- furnish visual and tactile stimulation
- present interesting historical or local information
For more information on Stories for Life, please call Tysha Shay at (417) 616-0677.
Stories for Life Kits
Want a meaningful way connect with your loved one? Check out one of the thematic Stories for Life kits from any library branch or the Mobile Library. Each kit was designed and developed by following the principles of person-centered care, which aims to respect the dignity of people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias and reflect their varied interests, life experiences and current abilities.
The Stories for Life program is offered at a limited number of residential facilities throughout Greene County. Volunteers are needed to expand this program. All materials and training are provided.
The Library offers many other resources for people with special needs. Many programs provide access to Library materials and services for those who cannot easily travel to the Library. Materials are available for those with vision or hearing impairment, and the Library also provides equipment to assist visitors so they can access facilities and collections.
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