Health Literacy

Supporting wellness for a healthy life.

Coming in 2020 we'll offer a variety of ways for you to obtain and use health information to make decisions that will help you maintain a healthy life and community.

  • Find free and reliable resources
  • Keep your mind active and stimulated
  • Learn methods now for a healthier future

Brain health kit
There are three available types of kits focusing on different needs areas — to assist in starting a conversation or stimulating interactions with a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia, and resources for caregivers. Each kit comes with a variety of tools specific to the need, including music, memory games and books.

Fidget blanket workshop
Create a calming tool for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Sewing machines, fabric, and fidget items (zippers, buttons, clips, etc.) will be provided, as well as a 3D printer to print your own small-scale fidget items.

Blood pressure drop-in clinic
Have your blood pressure taken for free by certified nursing students. No need to make an appointment. At each drop-in you’ll receive information on brain and heart health, and tools for healthy aging.

Book club in a box 
Reserve a book club in a box that includes youth and adult titles on or relating to Alzheimer’s disease. Ten copies of each book, along with a book discussion guide will be included in each kit.

Book list
Reading lists for youth and adult readers, featuring non-fiction titles providing information and insight on Alzheimer’s disease.
 
 
Have Questions?
Who can I contact about health literacy?

Contact us and a health literacy specialist will help you.

How are libraries qualified to give medical information?

Although library staff can’t answer specific questions about medical conditions, we have partnered with trusted organizations to provide you with reliable resources.

Where can I find more information to improve my health literacy?

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the nation’s medical research agency and is a great way to look up important health information. You can also find information on MedlinePlus for health conditions, wellness issues, and more in easy-to-read language, or check out these Take Care videos for more health advice.

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