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Seniors & Caregivers

In the community

Memory Cafe--early-stage social engagement program (pdf)

Recommended Web Sites

The Alzheimer’s Association http://www.Alz.org

Geriatric Assistance and Information Network in Harford County, Maryland http://www.harfordgain.com

TechBoomers.com

Techboomers.com is a free educational website that teaches older adults and other inexperienced Internet users with basic computer skills about websites that can help improve their quality of life.

Digital Learn

Are you new to computers, or need a refresher? Find tools to tackle technology and learn at your own pace. Sponsored by the Public Library Association and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

In Your Library

The Caregiver's Companion

Harford County Public Library carries many resources for those who care for elder loved ones. You might consider: The Caregiver’s Companion: Caring for Your Loved one Medically, Financially and Emotionally While Caring for Yourself by Carolyn A. Brent

Why?

  • It is divided into short sections with helpful headings
  • It asks key questions to help the reader evaluate his/her loved one’s needs
  • It clearly explains care options and some important end-of-life documents
  • It examines family relationship challenges and….most importantly…
  • It offers suggestions and encouragement for the busy caregiver.