Memory Care Series

Cupertino Library Foundation  is introducing a new talk series on Memory Care as part of our Senior Programs.  These events will range from lectures by domain experts, panel discussions with experts and citizens, to hands-on workshops.  For 2021 we have schedules 4 events.  All events are free to the public; in 2021 all events will be virtual.  One would need to register for each event to obtain instructions on how to join the virtual event.  Please email us at seniorseries@cupertinolibraryfoundation.org for a) to subscribe to our mailing list, b) to find out about our future events c) to suggest topics for future events, d) to participate as a speaker/panelist or e) to volunteer with CLF.

This speaker series is sponsored in part by the Forum Health Fund.   

August 8, 2021 2:00PM:   A Panel Discussion on Memory Care – moderated by Henry Sang Jr. 

Talk Abstract: A panel of 3 local residents whose families have been through dealing with memory diseases will share their insights.

July 25, 2021 2:00PM: “10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s” by Grant Giske, The Alzheimer’s Association

Talk Abstract: Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life. Join us to learn about 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others. The
one-hour program covers typical age-related changes, common warning signs of Alzheimer’s, how to approach someone about memory concerns, early detection, the benefits of a diagnosis and diagnostic process, and Association resources.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. 

Grant Giske owned and managed his own software consulting company for many years.  He has had  several friends with Alzheimer’s in recent years and was involved in different degrees with their care. He has been giving this and other Alzheimer’s presentations for almost a year. 

July 11, 2021 1:00PM Double Header Kickoff Event on Memory Care by Local Experts

1. “Developing the Roadmap on Dementia” by Dana Graefe, Dir. Resident Services, The Forum at Rancho San Antonio, Cupertino
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2. “Healthy Brain Aging and Recent Advances in the Treatment of Alzheimer’s disease”  by Dr. Armen Moughamian, Medical Director, Ray Dolby Brain Health Center, San Francisco

Memory Disease and Memory Care are issues that some of our families and friends face. When are we having an innocent Senior Moment versus witnessing the tell-tale signs of a memory disease? If so, which disease are we facing? What do we do? What does this mean for our family? In this kickoff event we bring two engaging local experts on Memory Care. 
 
Dana Graefe,  a Resident Services Director at the Forum at Rancho San Antonio in Cupertino,  will give us an overview of the various diseases that we may face; care options; costs; and local resources. This overview will help us understand a bit more of the map of this foreign land of memory disease and care. 
 
Dr. Armen Moughamian a Neurologist and Medical Director of the Roy Dolby Brain Health Center in San Francisco, will then take us through understanding one of the most prevalent diseases, Alzheimer’s Disease.  He will help us understand what we might do to stay healthy as well as discuss some recent medical advances in treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease.
 
We will have a 5 min intermission between talks to allow you to refresh yourself.
 
 

Future events in this series

  1.  “Panel Discussion on Financing for Memory Care and Senior Housing” by financial professionals

If you would like to participate as a panelist or future speaker in the Memory Care Series, please contact SeniorSeries@cupertinolibraryfoundation.org.

Senior Programs

Older adults are the fastest growing age group in the community. As per the Age Friendly Cupertino Task Force’s Aug 2019 report, there are 7000 residents who are 65 and older representing 12% of Cupertino’s population; this is projected to reach 17.5% (i.e  over 10,000) by 2025. CLF has several on-going programs for children, youth, and their parents, under the broad categories of Education, Wellness, Arts & Entertainment, and Science series. With the anticipated growth in the older adult population, CLF wishes to introduce more programs, geared towards seniors, in the Education and Wellness series, as well as spearhead a new initiative called Senior Transitions series aimed at seniors and their caregivers.  

CLF will work with the Library for certain programs and at the same time, enlist external sponsors and partners within the Cupertino community for other programs. We currently partner with the Cupertino Senior Center on our Film Series for seniors. With the Covid-19 pandemic and shelter-in-place, we have paused the Film Series until such time the Cupertino Senior Center is reopened. We have, however, plans to organize several virtual wellness and educational events during 2020 and 2021. Specific topics include 1) Laughter Yoga under the Wellness umbrella, 2) Scams, Fake News, On-line Safety, and other Cybersecurity subjects, 3) Memory Care, 4) Senior Housing, and 4) Taking Care of Loved Ones.

Please subscribe to our mailing list by emailing seniorseries@cupertinolibraryfoundation.org or visit this page to find out about future events.

Grant from Forum Health Fund

The Forum Health Fund awarded a $6500 grant to Cupertino Library Foundation in November 2020. The grant is for developing and providing informational and educational programs in 2021 for seniors in the Cupertino area in four categories: Senior Housing, Memory Diseases and Care, Cybersecurity, and Caregiving for Parents.

The Forum Health Fund is a tax-exempt charitable organization centered at The Forum at Rancho San Antonio in Cupertino. It was accredited in 2018 to finance health care and education programs for seniors in the Cupertino region.  In addition to the Cupertino Library Foundation, the Forum Health Fund has provided funding to the Daffodil Hill Memory Care Center to initiate technology-based programs to improve patients’ quality of life and communication with their families. In-patients at Daffodil Hill come from the community and from The Forum.

A press release was issued by the Forum in Cupertino Courier. It can be found at The Mercury News’  Cupertino community briefs for the week of Jan. 8

2020 City Council Candidates Respond to Questions about Future of the Library

city of cupertino candidate forum

As a public service, the Cupertino Library Foundation asked the candidates to comment on their opinions, goals and ambitions regarding our Cupertino Library. We asked questions we hope will help the community evaluate candidate positions on the Library and the mission of the Foundation. Responses received to our questionnaire are published below.

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