Public Library has a variety of Care Kits for Aging/Disability/Dementia
available for checkout.
This is a great resource for caregivers, relatives and friends of those
affected with dementia and other
cognitive disabilities. Kits can be checked out for 28 days. Each kit includes
a resource folder.
A list of the kits and their contents are shown below as well as in the
“Seniors” tab on our website.
Kit #1 – Book, Tools, Resource Folder
This kit contains the book “My Two Elaines” by Martin J. Schreiber
and a variety of tools.
Tools include a pouch with push button ball, netted squeeze ball, blue stretch
tube, 2 rattle eggs,
8-cube bendable object, 3 mesh pouches with marble, pea pod object.
Kit #2 –
Puzzles, Bingo Game, Resource Folder
This kit contains two Mindstart Puzzles: a 24-piece Winter Puzzle with large
pieces and a 12-piece Flower Puzzle with extra large pieces. The Rainbow Bingo
Game consists of a user guide to play High, Middle and Low Ability Level Games,
7 large cards (4 high and 3 middle level), 20 bingo calling cards, 15 each of
red, yellow, blue, green, black chips, and 59 black marking pawns.
Kit #3 –
Puzzles, Card Game, Resource Folder
This kit contains two Mindstart Puzzles: a 24-piece Baseball Puzzle with large
pieces and a 12-piece Sports Ball Puzzle with extra large pieces. The Numbers
and Suits Card Game includes instructions for Higher and Lower Ability Group
Play and Individual Play options. This 55 card set includes 4 cards each of 1-9
and of club, spade, diamond, and heart, and 3 instruction cards.
Kit #4 –
Puzzle, Card Game, Word Search Binder, Resource Folder
This kit contains a Word Search Binder with Marker, a Mindstart Fishing Puzzle
with 24 large pieces, and the Image Snap Card Game. The game has 36 cards (4
theme cards and 32 image cards), across the topics of Transport, Food,
Animals and Tools. The aim is to connect relevant images to encourage new
associations and stimulate the brain.
Kit #5 –
Puzzle, Board Game, Resource Folder
This kit contains a Mindstart Raking Puzzle with 63 large pieces, and a Snakes
& Ladders Board Game.
This engaging game appeals to all ages. Large counters and a color-contrast
board enable those with impaired vision to enjoy playing. Dice cards are used
instead of traditional dice to make the game easier to play.
Kit #6 –
Game, Activity Set, Word Search Binder, Resource Folder
This kit contains Word Search Binder with Marker, On the Dot Brain Teaser Game,
and Look & Lace Activity Set. Items can be used individually or in a group.
The Activity Set has instructions for high, middle and low ability levels. It
includes 4 lacing cards and 4 laces. The cards can be used for guessing games,
conversation starters, as well as lacing activities.
Kit #7 –
Activity Set, Bingo Game, Resource Folder
This kit contains a Match the Shapes Activity Set, and Animal Bingo. The Shapes
Activity Set is similar to dominoes, with instructions for a variety of
activities at various levels. The contents include 4 bags of tiles (36
total), 5 quarter page templates, 1 half page template, and instructions.
The Animal Bingo Audio Game is an engaging intergenerational activity for
people in mid to late stage dementia. This is a fun bingo game, designed
so people of all ages and abilities can play together. The box includes a Flip
Book with Instructions, an Animal Sounds CD, 8 Bingo Cards, 92 Counters in
a Red Sack, and one Bingo Caller Card.