Scotts Valley Library Hosting Innovative Adaptive Aging Tablet Technology Sessions for Aging Memory Loss; Beginning July 7th
Those dealing with forgetfulness or memory loss and their caregivers can benefit from new iPad sessions
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. – June 24, 2014 – The Scotts Valley branch of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries will debut the first in an original series of adaptive aging computer tablet sessions, Touchscreen Engaged Aging Memories (TEAM). The bi-weekly sessions will start on July 7 and are designed for older adults with some forgetfulness and for those who care for them.
The adult child, spouse or friend looking for ways to remain more connected to loved ones with memory loss can benefit by attending these sessions with them. In the innovative sessions, attendees will learn how to create and share memories digitally, to enhance critical communication tools and to help overcome geographic constraints by allowing friends and family in other areas to participate.
The July sessions will highlight the software app stories etc. as a joint activity between the two attendees. Attendees can expect to record and share stories with their family and friends, and are encouraged to bring old photographs to help stir memories.
Studies have shown that one of the best activities you can do with these loved ones is keeping their identity and purpose alive. Staying connected while talking about life, work and family can support quality of life with forgetful relatives and friends, and enrich time spent together.
iPads are provided by the library for the sessions, and no iPad experience is necessary as coaches are on hand at each session to facilitate activities and help overcome any potential fear of the technology.
These sessions have been embraced by prior attendees with remarks such as:
“Coaches were key, didn’t have to get frustrated and wait for technology.”
“She would not do it alone, but finding things she likes helps me enjoy our time too.”
“Sessions are a novelty, social, and engaging. I am for anything that helps him use his mind in a happy way.”
For More Information Contact:
Santa Cruz Public Libraries Volunteer Office
The Scotts Valley Library is located at 251 Kings Village Rd. in Scotts Valley. For more information and to sign up, call the main library volunteer office at (831) 427-7700 X 7715 and visit Friends of the Scotts Valley Library website and Facebook for additional information at: http://www.fsvpl.org/ https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfTheScottsValleyLibrary.