Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lecture/ Briefing
- Other: Dinner dance
- Other: Older Adults 50+ in age
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
• Brain Health informational session- • Total Brain Health Workshop- Please join us as we “work out” our brains. You’re invited to this special hands-on, engaging workshop on brain wellness. Join Instructor Paul Sherman as he discusses valuable cognitive interventions that can help support our daily thinking skills. 1) Hands-on activities that focus on physical, mental and emotional health 2) Strategies that help maintain our intellectual skills 3) No-pressure challenges for intellectual engagement • Brainy Board Game Hour- Board games offer several wonderful opportunities to engage our brains. Many popular board games such as Scrabble, chess, or Monopoly, offer us the chance to involve our minds, often in ways that we don’t get “challenged” day-to-day. In addition, many of the games that are played against the clock, such as Boggle, give us the chance to work out the very cognitive skills that are most likely to decline with age. Research shows that regular challenges to those skills – attention, processing speed, cognitive flexibility and memory among them – may help us maintain them more effectively. Finally board games are social by nature. Socializing is a powerful way to nurture our neurons as doing so challenging our thinking skills, encourages engagement across intellectual and physical activities, and offers us the chance to feel emotionally connected and supported. • Balance and Brains Workshop . You’ll learn age-appropriate exerc
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:
- Staying Sharp Bookmark
- Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain
- Brain-shaped Erasers
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- BAW Bookmark
- BAW Certificate of Participation
- Puzzles: BAW Favorites
- Brain Briefs Fact Sheets
- Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Fact Sheets
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Puzzles/Games
- New Fact Sheets
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Flyer
- BAW Logos
- BAW Poster
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
All of the participants enjoyed all of the activities and information presented and can’t wait for this years week. Increased participation in our Brain Health class. They have started a chess club. Increase in our fitness clesses.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
This year we hope to coordinate our week with our Youth Center to do some multigenerational activites.
Did/do you like our Facebook page?
Was the information provided on Facebook useful?
I will go and check out your FB.