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Memory Kits for Clients and Care Partners available in Bucksport!

Updated: Aug 24, 2023


Do you have a loved one or neighbor who is experiencing memory loss? Consider borrowing a memory kit. These kits are designed to boost cognitive memory. You can borrow a kit for six weeks. The Buck Memorial Library has three, all with different items in them.


These memory kits are part of a Dementia Inclusivity Grant that was received by Bucksport Bay Healthy Communities and implemented in partnership with Buck Memorial Library.


In 2023, the University of New England's Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) teamed with the University of Maine Center on Aging to provide resources and support for communities interested in becoming more inclusive of people living with dementia or memory loss. Thirty-eight communities (including Bucksport) hosted a community conversation about becoming more dementia inclusive and then developed and implemented a quick-action project based on what they heard.


Dementia-inclusive communities work to reduce the stigma associated with cognitive disabilities and provide support so that everyone can participate in valued activities--from participating in activities and volunteering to finding the services and resources needed to thrive. You can learn more about Lifelong Maine and the Dementia Inclusivity Project here.



Are you a caregiver for someone with memory loss? Consider borrowing one of Buck Memorial Library's caregiver kits. There are three kits for care partners. These kits include books about Dementia, Alzheimer's, and giving care. In addition there are light novels, games to engage with your loved ones and special treats provided by Hannaford's and Port O' Call.


If you have questions about these kits, please reach out to the Buck Memorial Library at: (207) 469-2650 - info@bucklibrary.org



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