The Waterman Village Brain Wellness Academy for Seniors

Helping Seniors Stay Sharp and Feel Good

Brain Fitness for Seniors Class

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

Under the direction of Debbie Garay, our full-time coordinator, two-hour classes are held two days per week for eight weeks. In order to maximize benefits, classes are limited to 12 persons. The tuition includes all classes, activities and a textbook.

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 seniors’ ability to cope with positive feelings and diminish depression (the number one illness among seniors).

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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.

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