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Resource Links

Our primary resources are our volunteers, but we cooperate with many other organizations in Taos. Ask us what you need.

Training Videos

17 minute training video - What We Do

How to use Helpful Village  (our web site)  and more for Helpful Village click HERE.

Elder Resources

We hope that these links will be helpful to you.

AARP Voter Resources

AARP Safe Driver Course

Navigating your Later Years - Book

Legal Resources for the Elderly

Senior Wellness Guide

Guide To Senior Health And Wellness

Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment    https://www.nmmost.org

Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) form    https://nmhealth.org/publication/view/form/1917/

Shared Table's food distribution and delivery to seniors is available the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays every month. Call Pastor Cheri Lyon - United Methodist Church - at 505-440-6849 https://newmexico.networkofcare.org/aging/services/agency.aspx?pid=SharedTableTaos_1534_1_0 

 

Volunteering

Some benefits of volunteering are available via the following linked pages:

Volunteering and its Surprising Benefits

Long-term health benefits of Volunteering

Personal Benefits of Volunteering in your Community

TENT in action.

 

We are a member of Village-to-Village Network, which has a very useful website.

Helpful Ideas 

This article has many good ideas for living at home, with these chapters:

1.   What is Aging in Place

2.   The Benefits of Aging in Place

3.   Options for Aging in Place

4.   Spotting Safety Hazards

5.   Aging in Place Design and Remodeling

6.   Technology for Aging in Place

7.   Arranging Transportation

8.   Maintaining a Supportive Community

9.   Resources

Library Resources

If you don't already know, the Taos Public Library has 60,000 books, plus CDs and DVDs — the latter includes an excellent collection of PBS and BBC programs. Book Drop is open every Tuesday starting July 7th from 830AM-4PM. The book drop will only be open once a week to decontaminate library material in accordance with recent findings regarding the life cycle of COVID-19 on books and other library material.
 
We are asking patrons to return items during these open hours. We understand that having the book drop open only once a week may not work with everyone’s schedule. In response to that probable issue, we will not be assessing late fees for the time being. We will also send out a survey once our new services are open for a few months to get some input on what might make this service more accessible to our patrons.
 
We are asking that when you return items you maintain all the precautions encouraged by the state as well as the Town of Taos by wearing a mask and maintaining social distance if a line starts to form at the box.
 
I am also happy to share that we will be opening curbside pickup services starting the week of July 20th. You can place a hold by logging on to their library account. The Hold function will be enabled on the 20th. You can also email the library with a book list at librarian@taosgov.com or call with book orders at 575-737-2590. We realize that with the building closed, access to browsing the stacks will not be available. You can browse our online catalog for material and we are also offering access to reference and reader advisory services to help curate material based on your personal interests.
 
We are also offering weekly programs via Zoom including Story Time, Summer Reading Program, Conversational Spanish Group, and our Knitting and Crocheting Circle. More information on our ongoing and special programs can be found on our website at TaosLibrary.org

New Mexico State Library 1-800-395-9144, 1209 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe  87507-9144  has Services for the Blind.

Also:  Books by mail — Joanne Foreman has used this for years. They send a print catalog four times a year (or via computer if you wish) you phone or write in your requests, and they appear in your mailbox! This is mostly popular stuff — mysteries, westerns, romance, sci-fi, cookbooks — but also children's' books to read to your grandchildren, etc. I find it an excellent supplement to the local library. The Books By Mail comes in a canvas bag, with an address card you simply reverse to send back. NO POSTAGE CHARGE. (Our tax money being used for our needs and services!!)

 

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