LIBRARY ROUNDUP: Alzheimer’s caregivers preparation course, genealogy tracing


LIBRARY ROUNDUP: Alzheimer’s caregivers preparation course, genealogy tracing

By RACHAEL LONG

It can happen to anyone; the unthinkable idea that you may suddenly find a loved one facing the incurable degenerative brain disease Alzheimer’s. The John P. Holt Brentwood Library staff want to make sure you have the resources, knowledge and tools you need to care for family or friends with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia. Here’s a look at that program and more in this week’s library program roundup.

Featured Program of the Week — Tuesday

Just the Facts: Preparing Alzheimer’s Caregivers (A Three-Part Series)

1 p.m. — Do you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease? This three-part series is designed for family members and friends learning to live with the joys and challenges of caregiving. This workshop is not open to professional caregivers, and the program takes place on May 14, May 21, and May 28.

It will cover the following topics:

– What is Alzheimer’s Disease/dementia?

– Communicating with a person living with Alzheimer’s or dementia

– Dealing with difficult behaviors

– Community resources for caregivers.

This is a free program, and registration is required.

Monday

Revive Restorative Yoga

11 a.m. — This class uses reliable, trusted techniques (linking gentle movements and focused concentration on breath) into a flow of exercises to promote “internal cleansing” and well-being in all areas of life.

Cost is $5 per class, and registration is required.

Tuesday

Crochet Hat Class

1 p.m. — For crochet beginners, the thought of crocheting a hat might seem like a complicated feat, but this class promises it can be easy to learn. Students need to know single crochet and double crochet. Supplies needed: worsted weight yarn in a light color and size H hook.

This is a free program, and registration is required.

Wednesday

Tai Chi

9 a.m. — Tai Chi uses smooth continuous low impact movements to help unwind while improving balance, posture, and strength. Tai Chi aides in emotional relaxation, cultures mental relaxation, and fosters energetic relaxation.

Cost is $5 per class, and registration is required.

Thursday

Brentwood Young Gardeners

4:30 p.m. — Interested in plants and gardening? Join library staff this month for Brentwood Young Gardeners.

This activity is recommended for ages 7-12.

This is a free program, and registration is required.

Genealogy – Can You Find Your Family in the Census?

6 p.m. — Census records are some of the most important records that genealogists use. Find out why and how to make the best use of them.

This is a free program, and registration is required.

Friday

Games Club!

4:40 p.m. —  Love board games? Join library staff for Games Club! Classics games, as well as new, will be provided. This activity is recommended for ages 6-12.

This is a free program, and registration is required.

Saturday

Buttery, Brilliant, Blendable Oil Pastels

2 p.m. — Their creamy consistency and brilliant colors make oil pastels a uniquely fun medium to explore. Oil pastels can be used for both drawing and painting. In this class, you’ll learn the ways to work with this medium and practice your new skills to produce a couple of finished works of art. The process is fun for all skill levels, open to adults and teens.

Cost is a $35 fee with materials included, and registration is required.

Sunday

Teen Game Club

2 p.m. — Do you love board games? Are you a Dungeons and Dragons fanatic? Join us for our new club, where we play different board games, card games, and RPGs on Sundays. Everyone ages 12-18 welcome. Snacks and a variety of games will be provided from 2-5 p.m. in the Learning Lab.

This is a free program, and no registration is required.

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