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Waterman Village Brain Wellness Academy for Seniors

Brain Fitness for Seniors Class

WV Brain Wellness Academy for Seniors

Many of us have concerns about memory loss, but, keeping our brains sharp involves more than being able to remember names. Improving brain function can positively impact our mood, our health, and our social interactions and relationships.

Under the direction of Coleen Connolly, our full-time coordinator, the Waterman Village Brain Wellness Academy for Seniors, holds Brain Fitness classes.  The classes last eight weeks, and are limited to 10 persons. The tuition includes all classes, activities and class materials. All classes are open to the public!

A pilot program of the Brain Fitness Class was researched by Adventist University of Health Science, which found that the class yielded a significant increase in attendees ability to cope with positive feelings and diminish depression (the number one illness among seniors).

Why participate in Brain Fitness?

What do participants in the Brain Fitness Class have to say about the experience? Here are just a sampling of the answers to the question, “How has the brain fitness class changed you?”

I have benefited greatly, both physically and in a return of my optimistic spirit. I’d regressed! I am not sure I fully recognized that before. – J.H.

I am trying to be more mindful, observant and attentive. I learned the importance of relaxation techniques. My piano playing exercises the brain. I am motivated to get back to my old habit of playing at least a half hour daily. Doing more physical exercises at home. – V.L.

My balance has improved. I rarely need to hang on to my chair during exercise time. It has encouraged me to continue with the exercises and become more aware of the good they do. – M.C.

For more information on the Brain Wellness Academy for Seniors, contact our coordinator Coleen Connolly

cconnolly@watermanvillage.com            

(352) 383-0051, ext. 313

Coleen Connolly

Living here at Waterman Village is like living in an extended family. From executive officers to service providers, the staff is exceptionally friendly and caring. Communication channels are wide open. Department heads keep residents reassuringly informed on what is going on in their respective area of operation. Most of our needs are met conveniently on campus, which looks like a village of one or two story dwellings. We compare life here to that on a cruise ship: pick and choose among a variety of daily activities on and off campus, or simply relax in your quarters.

Al & Marlette