Thanks to a generous donation to our Friends group, our library now has four “Favorite Things” Memory Kits to lend. These offer a way to engage people with memory loss through “reminiscence therapy,” the sharing of memories and telling stories. Each kit has a different theme and contains a DVD and photo cards that can be used to spark memories and encourage conversation. The “Great Outdoors” kit, for example has a series of short videos showing people enjoying camping, fishing, paddling, hunting, etc. Background music can be turned on or off. The cards in the kit have photos on the same theme as well as activity cards to help get conversations started. The other three kits’ themes are: cats, dogs, and springtime. If you are interested in borrowing one of the kits, please let us know.

“Favorite Things” memory kits