2007 Library News

Alzheimer’s Program at Del City Library

It’s a common and serious disease of the brain, it grows worse over time, and currently there is no known cure.  It also affects over 4.5 million Americans.

It’s Alzheimer’s, and the Del City Library, 4509 SE 15th, is co-sponsoring an informational presentation with the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Oklahoma on Tuesday, July 31, 2007 from 6:30 to 7:30pm.

“All seniors and their loved ones are invited to attend,” said Del City librarian Sam Weehunt.  “We are working with the Alzheimer’s Association on this program and they will present to the public what people need to know about the disease, including what it is, how to care for a person who has it, and the nature of the ongoing research that everyone hopes will someday eliminate it.”

The Alzheimer’s Association of Central Oklahoma provides support to caregivers and families of Alzheimer's patients. The Association also provides ID bracelets to help identify wandering patients.
Call toll free (800) 272-3900, or locally (405) 319-0780.

“It’s been estimated that around 70 percent of Americans with Alzheimer’s are cared for at home.  We want everyone who finds him or herself in the position of Alzheimer’s caregiver to know that the library is a place they can come for help,” Weehunt added.

Call the Del City Library at 672-1377 to pre-register.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.