Siobhan Shaw, library branch manager, said "We are thrilled that councillors recognise how effective our libraries are in meeting the need for information and activities for those with dementia and their families. Our current range of loanable Shared Memory Bags on themes such as music, travelling, childhood and pets is very popular and provides a fun, interactive and therapeutic experience free of charge to anyone with a library ticket. We will be seeking the views of local people living with dementia and their supporters on the most helpful, effective ways to use the funding and look forward to providing an extended service from Oswestry Library."
The Mayor, Councillor John Price said, "Councillor Schofield brought this motion forward, which was unanimously supported by the Council, following an update given by Shropshire Council at a meeting of the Oswestry Health Group. It was inspiring to hear how memory bags can help family members and carers of people with dementia to spark conversations about their lives."
More information about Shropshire Libraries' Shared Memory bags is available here https://shropshire.gov.uk/libraries/groups-and-support/health-and-wellbeing/shared-memory-bags/"
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