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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

In 2002, I looked at a new Manor. It overlooked the Nature Preserve and was rested on the Woodbury Avenue unit below.  I liked what I saw, committed, and moved in near the end of the year.  It was a decision that I have never regretted.  For almost 17 years, I have lived in a Premier retirement community.  Among the advantages: everything on one floor, an excellent Lodge dining room, plus a casual Deli and an upscale Bistro with a top manager.  A Wellness Center, nicely equipped and a walking trail.  The landscaping is outstanding – always being maintained.  Nearby are a drug and grocery store, as well as a bank.  Well cared for sedans drive you to medical services.  I enjoy moving about in my golf cart, have a garage for it and my car and best of all, I can close the door behind me and go where I choose on the campus with a feeling of complete safety.  What else could I want!

Robert and Patricia