Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- General Public
- Patients & Caregivers
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
This year, our topic was Mental Health in the COVID-19 era, we had a series of speakers that shed light on the importance of social interactions even during the pandemic situation, making special emphasis on the risk of social isolation in elderly populations. We also discussed what are the main neurobiological and neurochemical changes in the brain during depression and anxiety. Most important, 4 of our graduate students developed a 3-minute resource for senior citizens to increase mobility even during social distancing times.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Puzzles: Successful Aging & Your Brain
- Adults' Fact Sheets
- Successful Aging & Your Brain Booklet
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Fact Sheets
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- Brain Awareness Week Logos
- Brain Awareness Week Facebook Cover Image
- Brain Awareness Week Editable Flyer
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Our university community got involved in the planning of the brain awareness week and this was included during the wellness committee.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
Try to provide a pre-recorded version in advance to participants.
Did/do you like our Facebook page?
Was the information provided on Facebook useful?
Yes it was useful.