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Tools for Living Kits are a collection of books, DVDs, CDs, tools, and activities focused on improving the quality of life of older adults.

Kits cover a variety of topics of interest to aging adults and may be borrowed for three weeks.

 

Diabetes Resources and Tools

Ypsilanti District Library

Diabetes is a complicated disease that requires management. This kit contains books, a DVD, and a sample magazine to support learning about diabetes.

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Arthritis Kit

Ypsilanti District Library

Learn about arthritis and ways to manage daily activities with the resources in this kit. Various aids such as the Iso ball, which provides gentle isometric exercise for the hand, and a key turner that gives added leverage for turning keys in a lock, allow users to find the tools that make life easier.

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Meditation Resources and Tools

Ypsilanti District Library.

Meditation is helpful in reducing stress and promoting physical healing. Learn about the healing practice of meditation with the books, DVDs, CD, and the aromatherapy diffuser in this kit.

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Memory Improvement Kit

Ypsilanti District Library.

Sharpen your memory with activities, tips, and understanding of how the brain works. This kit includes books and games to improve memory and brain power. Games can be used alone or with a group.

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Low Vision Resource Kit

Ypsilanti District Library.

Many types of assistive devices are available to help people with low vision, including a guide for writing legibly, a talking calculator with easy to read buttons, and a bar magnifier for reading a book or newspaper. This kit includes books and aids for those needing support with vision.

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Knee and Hip Resource Kit

Ypsilanti District Library.

Joint health is important to living an active lifestyle. Learn about preventing injury by strengthening knees and hips as well as information about knee and hip replacement and rehabilitation.

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