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Waterman Village Brain Wellness Academy for Seniors

Brain Fitness for Seniors Class

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 a textbook. All classes are open to the public!

Standard pre- and post-cognitive assessments are given for the participant’s benefit, helping them see changes that have occurred in their cognition over the eight weeks of the class. 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).

You may wish to download our brochure and next class schedule.

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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

After researching facilities up and down the east coast and throughout Florida, we knew Waterman Village was the place for us.  We love our smaller home and the fact that all maintenance – inside and out – is taken care of. Not having to plan and cook meals is wonderful and the food here is delicious.  There are activities galore! We moved to Waterman Village almost two years ago and have never regretted our decision – living here is definitely “Living Your Best Life”.

Karen and Joe