Tales & Travels Series registration starts Monday August 28



Residents dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia and their caregivers are invited to participate in a new weekly program Tales and Travel Memories that will be held Friday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m.in the Westmount Room at the Westmount Public Library, 4626 Sherbrooke Street West starting September 15. Registration begins Monday, August 28.

The innovative international library program provides services directly to people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia, not just their caregivers. Each one-hour program takes participants on an imaginary trip to another country or region and includes books, music, objects, folktales, and interesting facts about each destination.

Each week participants will explore a country through books and images, sharing of stories and memories, listening to music, and watching videos. A snack based on the week’s theme will be served.

 The program will be animated by Marie-Pier Foucault, coordinator of activities for people living with dementia at the Alzheimer Society of Montreal and Daniel Míguez de Luca, librarian.

The sessions will encourage participation, conversation, and expression by simulating the act of travelling to a foreign country.

Registration starts Monday, August 28. Spaces are limited. Registration is required. Caregivers are encouraged to participate in the sessions. For more information, contact Daniel Míguez de Luca at 514.989.5530 or at dmiguez @ westmount.org.

The Tales and Travels program was created by retired academic librarian Mary Beth Riedner and staff and volunteers at the Gail Borden Public Library District in Illinois.

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