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LIANZA Webinar - Facilitating dementia friendly book groups in your library

  • Friday, October 01, 2021
  • 1:00 PM
  • Zoom
  • 11


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Friday October 1, 2021 - 1.00PM

Creating a ‘dementia-friendly community’ is the talk of the town. Public libraries are community spaces that can take the lead in developing dementia-friendly strategies.

Dovetale Press has been working with LIANZA to support public libraries in New Zealand to provide dementia-friendly book groups. In 2020 12 public libraries from around the country engaged in a book group training and a community of practice with Dr Sally Rimkeit and Dr Gillian Claridge, supported by LIANZA. Additionally, research on this initiative is being conducted by Victoria University of Wellington.

If you are interested to learn more about dementia-friendly book groups, join our webinar with Sally and Gill. Throughout the presentation you’ll learn about how to get started setting up your own book group, hear from people who are already running the groups, and ask questions, so you can be successful in organising your own dementia-friendly book groups.

Sally and Gill say ‘We encourage dementia-friendly book groups to be held regularly, so that the readers can get to know one another and their public library, gaining confidence and connection.’

You will be sent a short guide for facilitating book groups when you register for the webinar. You will also learn how to use the Dovetale Press books, which have been produced after years of research into reading and dementia, through the University of Otago and with support from Bupa NZ.

To learn more about dementia-friendly book groups, and the research into reading and dementia, check out the 1 News feature here:https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/dementia-patients-reclaim-skills-thought-lost-through-book-clubs

    This webinar will be recorded and made available on https://lianza.org.nz/professional-development/lianza-webinars

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