Great Plains Literacy Council

Empowerment through Literacy

Get help with reading and succeeding in Jackson and Harmon Counties.

What We Do and How We Help

Great Plains Literacy Council provides basic adult literacy services in Jackson and Harmon Counties. Services are free.

Virtual: Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia Series

The Alzheimer's Association is inviting you to a virtual presentation. You will have the option to join by phone or video conferencing. Pre-registration is required to get login/dial-in details. Please register online or call our 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

  • May 13, 2021 - Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. Join us to learn about the impact of Alzheimer's; the difference between Alzheimer's and dementia; stages and risk factors; current research and treatments available for some symptoms; and Alzheimer's Association resources. Registration link.
  • May 20, 2021 - Effective Communications Strategies
    Explore ways that Alzheimer’s and other dementias affect an individual’s ability to communicate across different stages, and get tips to better communicate with people living with the disease. Registration link
  • May 27, 2021 - Dementia Conversations
    If you know someone who is experiencing changes in memory, thinking and behavior, this education program provides tips and strategies for difficult —
    but important — conversations about changes that may be related to dementia. Registration link
  • June 3, 2021 - Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors Review caregiver tips and strategies to respond to some common behaviors exhibited by individuals living with dementia, such as agitation, confusion and more. Registration link
  • June 10, 2021 - Legal and Financial Issues
    This program will cover information for families and individuals dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Topics covered will include: Making legal plans that fit your needs; Legal documents you’ll need and what they mean for all of you; How to find legal and financial assistance; Practical strategies for making a long-term plan
    of care; Tax deductions and credits; and Government programs that can help pay for care. Registration link.
  • June 17, 2021- Health Living for Your Brain and Body Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Registration link.

Literacy News & Events

March 2021 Calendar

Mar 3, 2021

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations To find more quotes just go click here.

February 2021 Calendar

Jan 27, 2021

Why was February chosen to celebrate Black History? Follow the link to find out how it was chosen https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/black-history-month/how-february-was-designated-black-history-month/2301310/ Let’s see if the famous Punxsutawney Phil will predict six more weeks of winter on February 2. Do you know how this tradition started? https://www.groundhog.org/legend-and-lore The Altus Public Library will be…

MLK Day Service Project

Jan 15, 2021

Teena Darden a “Volunteer in Service to America” (VISTA) Member assists the Southern Prairie Library System in displaying various books for Martin Luther King Day. Books and activity sheets displayed are for the young, teens and adults. It is not too late to pick one out for this long weekend…

January Virtual Storytime

Jan 8, 2021

January 13th – The books for today are The Snowy Day and Froggy Gets Dressed. Then a sing along with the song “Put your mittens on” followed by decorating your craft mittens January 20th – Senora Rivera will be doing a Bilingual Story time with Ms. Bailee. They will be…