July 7, 2022

Support for Caregivers

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Seekonk, MA – Caregivers, you are the ones who face the challenge of providing direct care to serve others every day; we can help. The Seekonk Public Library has services and information that can help you as you support those in your life:

Homebound Delivery
Seekonk residents who are homebound due to physical limitations or illnesses, long term or temporary, are able to enjoy library materials brought to their home through our Homebound Delivery Service. Library Adult Services staff will help select materials that will meet their interests. Volunteers will deliver the materials to the participant’s door and return borrowed materials to the library. You can sign up today to be contacted for more information www.seekonkpl.org/homebound-delivery 

Computers, Wi-Fi Hotspots, Technology Training from Home
Exchanging email and text messages or sharing digital photos are great ways to keep in touch with others and prevent isolation. The Library of Things collection at the Seekonk Library has Chromebook laptops and Wi-Fi Hotspots to provide free internet access. Call the library for more information about borrowing from the Library of Things.
For help learning to use technology, visit the library’s Computer Help page for links to free online resources and LinkedIn Learning professional tutorials, free and always available for Seekonk library cardholders www.seekonkpl.org/computer-help .

Binge Boxes
Movies are great for keeping our spirits high. Whatever your favorites are, Hallmark Romance, Royalty, Musicals & more, we have Binge Boxes waiting for you. Binge Boxes are ready to go boxes with several DVD movies grouped by subject. Call the library today to see what Bing Boxes are available.

BrainHQ
Studies have shown that with training you can gain up to 10 years of improvement in brain function. BrainHQ, available for free on the library’s website, provides online game-based exercises for help with Attention, Brain Speed, Memory, People Skills, Intelligence and Navigation. These two minute or less interactive exercises are both fun and challenging and can provide guidance for the areas you want to improve in. Begin your free access to BrainHQ by setting up an account on the library’s website www.seekonkpl.org

Books and More for the Reading Impaired
Did you know that Massachusetts residents who are unable to read traditional print materials due to a visual or physical disability can receive materials mailed to their home? For more information and to apply for services, contact the Perkins Library www.perkins.org/library  or Worcester Talking Book Library www.talkingbook.mywpl.org

State Support for Caregivers
Whether you are a caregiver for an older family member or a senior caring for a grandchild or relative with a disability the state of Massachusetts has a Family Caregiver Support Program that may be able to help. Contact the Caregiver Specialists in our region, Bristol Elder Services, for more information www.bristolelder.org 

The Seekonk Public Library is happy to provide more information on these services or to help connecting you with other resources. We welcome you to call Adult Services at the library at (508) 336-8230 or email library@seekonkpl.org

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