Wellington announces launch of Cognitive Activity Kits

by | Jun 3, 2024 | Uncategorized

On Friday, the County of Wellington announced the launch of Cognitive Activity Kits, which will be available to borrow from Wellington County Libraries beginning today.
The Cognitive Activity Kit has been designed for people living with dementia and their families, friends, or caregivers to use together. It helps exercise fine motor skills, encourages social engagement, and keeps the brain active.
Chief Librarian Rebecca Hine said, “There is no right or wrong way to use this kit, which was designed in consultation with staff at the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington. We invite users to explore the various activities and find one that works for the interests, skills, and abilities of the participants.”
Staff from the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington will be available to answer questions about the kits, and share best practices for their use, at various branches of the library throughout the month, starting today in Drayton at 2 p.m. They’ll be in Rockwood tomorrow at 10:30 a.m., Aboyne on Monday, June 24 at 10:30 a.m., and Mount Forest on Wednesday, June 26 at 2 p.m.
Kits can be requested through the Library’s online catalogue at wellington.ca/LibraryCatalogue.

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