Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lecture/ Briefing
- Other: Game Day
- Other: Members of our retirement community
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Staying Sharp was presented the first day with 63 in attendance. Your Brain and Food was presented the second day with 64 in attendance Your Brain and Exercise was presented on day 3 with 61 in attendance Your Brain and a foreign language with 38 in attendance Your Brian and Games which was a day of board games, card games, dominoes, etc. we had 20 attend
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
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:
- BAW Pencils and Erasers
- Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain
Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:
- Staying Sharp
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
I know from the feedback that many of our members really feel that they learned a lot during the course of the week. The staying Sharp material was very well received.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
This was our second year to have a brain awareness week and this year was the best attendance. It is my experience that for our age group which has an average age of 85 is very interested in being educated.
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