Monroe County Public Library

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

Normal Aging vs. Not Normal Aging

  • March 30, 2017
  • (812) 349-3050

Presenter: Dayna Thompson, Alzheimer’s Resource Service This workshop helps learners understand and recognize the differences in “normal” and “not normal” aging. The workshop emphasizes the value of matching helping behaviors to the person’s needs and retained abilities to promote a sense of... Learn more

Legal Issues in Caregiving

  • April 10, 2017
  • (812) 349-3050

Presenter: Michelle McCrory, Like Law Group This workshop will explore various legal issues that are encountered as we age and caregiving situations enter the picture. We will discuss such topics as Power of Attorney, Guardianship, Living Wills, and Medicaid Planning. To register for... Learn more


  • April 12, 2017

A world-renowned musician, Samite was born and raised in Uganda, where his grandfather taught him to play the traditional African flute. When he was twelve, a music teacher placed a western flute in his hands, setting him on his way to becoming one of East Africa’s most acclaimed flutists. He... Learn more

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

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