Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lecture/ Briefing
- General Public
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
The First event was held at a local community center that serves a vibrant senior population. The objective of this BAW event was to provide an hands on workshop presentation allowing participants to learn through interactive games and play. Participants were able to take home BAW materials provided through the DANA Foundation. The weather was not great and turnout was not as good as expected. So materials were left at a display area for other visitors.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About The Brain
- BAW Pencils
- Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets
- Puzzles: Grades 9-12
- Puzzles: BAW Favorites
- Brain Briefs Fact Sheets
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Fact Sheets
- New Puzzles/Games
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Our senior population is growing every day and looking for materials that encourage a positive outlook toward aging. Feedback shows the materials and information from the DANA Foundation supports this need.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
Morning workshops well with the senior population schedule but not so much for other professionals who could benefit from the workshops. I think a lunch and learn approach might better serve more working professionals.
Did/do you like our Facebook page?
Was the information provided on Facebook useful?
Yes I find the information helpful