According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, caregivers make up 29% of the U.S. adult population, providing care to someone who is ill, disabled or aged. A total of 52 million caregivers provide care to adults (aged 18+) with a disability or illness and 43.5 million of adult family caregivers care for someone 50+ years of age. A total of 14.9 million care for someone who has Alzheimer's disease or other dementia.
Appleton Public Library will be teaming up with the Fox Valley Memory Project and the Family Support Program at Thompson Community Center to host three film documentary screenings between March and May. All films are scheduled to run during the Thursday at the Movies series from 4:30-6:30 pm. Registration is not required and refreshments will be served. You are cordially invited to attend these free screenings with optional discussions offered following the screenings.
April 16 | The Sandwich Generation
May 21 | You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t
For further information, contact Elizabeth Eisen, Adult Programming Librarian at 920-832-6392.
[The National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP (2009), Caregiving in the U.S. National Alliance for Caregiving. Washington, DC.] - Updated: November 2012
[Coughlin, J., (2010). Estimating the Impact of Caregiving and Employment on Well-Being: Outcomes & Insights in Health Management, Vol. 2; Issue 1]- Updated: November 2012
[Alzheimer's Association, 2011 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures, Alzheimer's and Dementia, Vol.7, Issue 2.] - Updated: November 2012
We're kicking off a new series titled Artist-in-Residence this winter. Join us as we showcase the work of local artists with an exhibit in our lower level exhibit hall, as well as various classes and events with the artist.
Places in Peril Art Exhibit
Painting Techniques with Judith Waller
Painting Workshop with Judith Waller
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