Brain Awareness Week

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Pomperaug Woods Retirement Community

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Pomperaug Woods Retirement Community

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

2

Year:

2015

Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Exhibit
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • TV Show

Target Audiences:

  • Patients & Caregivers
  • Professionals

Approximate Number of People Reached:

150

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

We are an independent living retirement community. We had a Brain awareness lecture planned as well as two brain game activities, and a chair yoga class focusing on meditation mantras. At the end of the month, we held a fun jukebox bingo event challenging their brains with old school tunes! Unfortunately, we had a GI bug circulating throughout our facility and we were put under quarantine for the majority of March. so our lecture was postponed until next month and the brain games was canceled. We were able to hold our meditation mantra class as well as jukebox bingo.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Mailings
  • Posters/Flyers

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Calendar, posters and flyers.

Resources

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 Brain Research
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers

Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:

  • They LOVE the questions about research.

What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • BAW Bookmark
  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research Downloads

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

Tremendously! The materials provided are always a hit and they contain fabulous information.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

Yes

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Emily Guay

Contact Phone:

860-424-1518

Contact Email:

traineremilyg@gmail.com

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