One year ago, the Memory Loss Resource Center was opened by Dawn Dailey at the Douglas County Library.

Throughout the past year, Dailey, the library’s director, has expanded the resources in the center and worked tirelessly to promote it.

“The center is filled with items for caretakers and those with memory loss,” Dailey said. “We have some really great stuff. I want more people to be aware of what they can check out and how it will make a huge difference in their lives.”

On Tuesday, March 17, residents are invited to learn more about dementia – what it’s like to have it, what resources are available in Douglas County, and what city and county leaders are doing to address the issue of memory loss.

The event will begin at 1 p.m. at the library, 720 Fillmore St. in Alexandria, with a roundtable discussion. Experts, elected officials and those whose loved ones have been impacted by memory loss will be on hand for the discussion.

Following the roundtable discussion will be a reception in the Memory Loss Center. During that time, those who are interested can explore a virtual dementia tour, made possible by Dancing Sky Area Agency on Aging. The virtual tour is a one-hour hands-on experiential opportunity to learn the physical and mental challenges of those who have dementia.

Reservations are not needed to attend the roundtable discussion or the reception, but spots need to be reserved for the virtual tour.

To reserve a time, call the Douglas County Library at 320-762-3014.