Palo Alto, CA –The Palo Alto City Library is beginning an intergenerational storytime series designed exclusively for toddlers and seniors living with dementia, Alzheimer's or other memory care challenges. In this new series, participants will enjoy stories, music, and finger puppet plays centered on specific themes such as getting dressed, eating, emotions, and more! The series will be a six-week session that runs Thursdays from September 19 to October 24, 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at College Terrace Library (2300 Wellesley Street). The idea for this storytime series grew out of the personal experience of a Palo Alto City Library employee.
Senior Librarian Alison De Geus said, “Witnessing the challenges my own family faced in caring for both an active toddler and a grandparent with Alzheimer’s, gave me inspiration to start this program.
Reflecting on the cognitive and social needs seniors with memory disorders, toddlers and caregivers face, the Library saw an opportunity to create a new program that would benefit all by providing an engaging learning and community-building experience.“
Participation will be limited to six children and six adults, therefore registration is required.
To register, please send an email to Camden.Kimura@cityofpaloalto.org with the name of the senior and/or child, along with the age of the child.