Poplar Creek Public Library announces new Memory Center for seniors

  • Poplar Creek Library's new Memory Center, housed in the Reference Department on the main level.

    Poplar Creek Library's new Memory Center, housed in the Reference Department on the main level. Courtesy of Poplar Creek Library staff

Updated 8/12/2022 2:38 PM

The Poplar Creek Public Library in Streamwood has created a new collection called the Memory Center, aimed at those who have a cognitive disorder or dementia, along with their caregivers.

"It is also a valuable resource for anyone looking to improve their brain or memory health," said Senior Services Librarian Erin Isaacson.


Housed in the collection are materials with information on different forms of dementia (including Alzheimer's disease), memory/brain health, caregiving, memoirs of families/individuals with dementia, as well as DVDs relating to the topic of memory care. The library also offers Boredom Busters, packets full of engaging activities that are changed out monthly. In addition, the library has curated specific items, and partnered with local dementia organizations to offer a wealth of vetted resources and take-aways to those in need.

"With materials that stimulate memory, conversation and staying active, it would be a great first stop or to use along the dementia journey," added Isaacson. "Those who are interested can find the collection on the main level of the Main Library in the Reference Department."

For information on the Memory Center, or other senior services and programs offered, please contact Senior Services Librarian Erin Isaacson at (331) 808-3564 or eisaacson@pclib.org.

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