When Bonnie Dean, Quality of Life Coordinator realized that the residents of Azura Memory Care of Wausau had already read through all of the books in the Azura Library, she reached out to the Marathon County Public Library to see if they would be willing to donate any books. They set aside a variety of large print mysteries, westerns and romance books.
Bonnie was also instrumental in getting the Friends of the Library to volunteer and engage the residents in a Book Club reading. In addition she helped the Wausau house enroll in the Library Outreach Program, which offers delivery of library materials. One of the residents once volunteered for this program and even served on the Board of Directors.
Bonnie demonstrated RESPECT and INNOVATION in securing new books for the residents of Azura Memory Care of Wausau and for creating new partnerships that will continue to benefit residents for years to come.