Monroe County Public Library

  • 303 E. Kirkwood Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47408
  • 812349-3228

Positive Physical Approach TM (PPA) and Hand-Under-Hand TM (HUH)

  • May 10, 2017
  • (812) 349-3050

This workshop focuses on Positive Approach to Care’s care partnering techniques, including Positive Physical ApproachTM and Hand Under HandTM. These newly learned skills enable care partners to shift from simply “dealing with behaviors” to creating a positive and caring environment. To... Learn more

VITAL Volunteer Orientation

  • May 17, 2017
  • (812) 349-3173

Volunteer Orientation is an hour and a half workshop providing information about volunteering at the Monroe County Public Library and VITAL, an overview of adult literacy issues, and the expectations of volunteers, learners, and staff involved. Orientation is offered monthly and is a prerequisite... Learn more

Choosing the Right Care for You

  • June 22, 2017
  • (812) 349-3050

This session will explore different types of care in the community. We will discuss how to find the best fit for you, considering personality, needs, and available personal resources. We will highlight how to begin this process following a dementia diagnosis in order to maintain independence,... Learn more

Making the Most of Your Visit to A Loved One in a Facility

  • July 12, 2017
  • (812) 349-3050

Presenter: Dayna Thompson, Alzheimer’s Resource Service When a loved one moves to a facility, it can be hard to adjust to the changes they are confronting. Learn how to increase meaningful interaction and improve visits to loved ones living in a long-term care facility. To register for... Learn more

Medication Safety

  • August 21, 2017
  • (812) 349-3050

Presenter: Courtney Stewart, Purdue Extension Monroe County This session will include tips on how to safely track medications and common negative side effects to look for. We will also discuss how to talk to your doctor about medication changes. To register for the event, please call... Learn more

Teepa's GEMS: Using Skills That Make a Difference

  • September 13, 2017
  • (812) 349-3050

Presenter: Dayna Thompson, IU Health Alzheimer’s Resource Service This workshop offers an overview of Teepa Snow’s dementia classification model. Each stage is compared to a gem and focuses on strengths and abilities, along with changes in each state. There is an emphasis on understanding... Learn more

Hands-On Skills for the Family Caregiver

  • October 20, 2017
  • (812) 349-3050

Presenter: Barbara Haley, RN, IU Health Bloomington Hospital This session will enhance simple hands on care skills, including first-aid, how to help someone up from a fall, tips on transferring someone from sitting to standing, and other day-to-day tasks. To register for the event,... Learn more

Enhancing Communications within The Family

  • November 15, 2017
  • (812) 349-3050

Presenter: Dayna Thompson, IU Health Alzheimer’s Resource Service Sometimes providing support for your loved one is not the most stressful part of caregiving. Even the most motivated and well-meaning families have conflict at one time or another. Join us to build skill in increasing positive... Learn more

Managing Holiday Stress

  • December 11, 2017
  • (812) 349-3050

The holidays can be a stressful time; even more so when caregiving is part of the picture. Learning to take care of yourself is key during this hectic time of year. Join us to learn stress management techniques and to take some time for you. To register for the event, please call... Learn more