LifeStream Services is excited to announce the rollout of Caregiver Memory Kits to local libraries and beyond. Caregiver Memory Kits are resource kits designed for individuals living with dementia and their care givers and care partners. The goal of these kits is to help caregivers get connected with resources to help maintain a good quality of life, as well as increase interaction between the caregiver and person with care needs. These kits consist of helpful books and resources for the caregiver, as well as activities for the caregiver and person with care needs to enjoy together. Caregivers will also be given a keepsake packet of resources and goodies to keep upon returning the kit, courtesy of LifeStream Services. Currently, kits can be found at the locations below with additional locations to be added.
• Fairmount Pubic Library
• Franklin County Public Library District (Laurel and Brookeville)
• Marion Public Library
• Muncie Public Libraries (Maring-Hunt and Kennedy)
• New Castle Henry County Public Library
• Smith Harvey Law Office – Connersville
• Yorktown Public Library
LifeStream takes an active role in the fight against dementia and is East Central Indiana’s Dementia Friends Administrator. Those who are interested in learning more or becoming a Dementia Friend can attend the Dementia Friends Information Session held on the second Tuesday of the month from 1:00pm to 2:00pm via Zoom. Register for an upcoming session at dementiafriendsindiana.org/events-calendar/. Dementia Friends Indiana initiative is an outreach of Dementia Friendly America. The initiative seeks to educate communities about dementia, break down the stigma surrounding dementia, and implement practical changes that make life easier to navigate for those with dementia and for their loved ones.
Learn more or become a Dementia Friend online by visiting lifestreaminc.org/initiatives/#dementia or contact Hollyn Anderson, our Caregiver Programs Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (765) 425-8472.
Meet Hollyn Anderson, our Caregiver Programs Coordinator!
Hello! My name is Hollyn Anderson, and I am the Caregiver Programs Coordinator at LifeStream. I am a Ball State alumni, and I love being outside!
My passion for helping caregivers, older adults, and individuals living with dementia continues to grow each day, and I am eager to serve in this position and help in whatever ways I can. I am looking forward to helping more caregivers get connected to the resources they need to help care for themselves and maintain the good quality of life they deserve. If you or someone you know is caring for a loved one, please contact me with any caregiving related needs!