BRAIN FITNESS WORKSHOPS
LIAF's Memory Fitness Center has introduced Brain Fitness Workshops for adults who do not have a diagnosis of memory impairment but are interested in being proactive in maintaining and enhancing their cognitive functioning. The workshop sessions are designed to stimulate the areas of the brain that are sensitive to age-related decline.
Check out our complete list of Brain Fitness Workshops in 2016 below. You may also view and print our flyer or visit our Upcoming Events page. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have further questions.
March 1, 2016: Stay Fit and Exercise
It’s important to stay fit and healthy. Keeping up your energy level and ability to do the activities that you love is extremely essential. Exercise improves mood, sleep and also helps reduce stress and anxiety. Studies have suggested that the parts of the brain that control thinking and memory have greater volume in people who exercise. Join us and learn productive, healthy ways to exercise your body while having fun with others!
April 5, 2016: Technology 101
Is technology a challenge for you? As we grow older, technology of today can be difficult to comprehend, but it has been shown that learning these new challenging actively strengthens entire networks in the brain. Join us for an introductory course on how to navigate cell phones, tablets and computers.
May 3, 2016: Trivia Pursuit
Join us for an evening of trivia including famous people and places, music trivia, seasonal trivia, and much more. Come test your knowledge and play along with us, while stimulating multiple areas of the brain including the parts that control memory, audio recall and visual cues.
June 7, 2016: Creative Writing
Who knows, we may all be the next John Grisham! Join us for this enjoyable writing activity, allowing yourself to be creative with a special moment in your life that can be put down on paper! This activity, while fun and relaxing, also combines handwriting and cognitive writing processes which are predominantly associated with memory and integrating information.
July 5, 2016: Poetry
Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, and William Shakespeare are just a few of the great minds who have had the ability to put their thoughts on paper and create poems that have meant so much to so many. Come create a masterpiece of your own, while improving your vocabulary, verbal dexterity, critical thinking and insight.
August 2, 2016: Boggle Your Mind
Boggle is a game for all ages! Shake up those words in your head and put them to good use with this fun and stimulating game! Participating in this activity will not only be enjoyable but will also enhance your memory, language, ability to follow patterns and problem solving skills.
September 6, 2016: Paint Night
Let your creative side come out on canvas! There are many benefits to painting including relaxation, enhancing motor skills, encouraging concentration and intellectual stimulation. All supplies such as easels, paintbrushes, etc. are provided. Bring home a beautiful personalized painting to show off to your family!
October 4, 2016: Train Your Brain: Numbers and Critical Thinking
Critical thinking is an extremely important tool to maintain. It allows people to compare, analyze, critique and synthesize information. Train your brain with numbers and critical thinking games, including stimulating word problems, riddles, and activities that will make us think critically.
November 1, 2016: Word Games for an Active Mind
The dictionary is full of words and the thesaurus takes those words to the next level. Tonight we will go beyond that level. It has been shown that word games benefit the brain by activating the areas that deal with language and word finding which forces the brain to exercise, work and be active! Join us for an hour of word games including word retrieval activities and other stimulating word challenges.
Date TBD, December 2016: Brain Fitness: Logic and Reasoning
Brain fitness is a program designed to maintain and enhance cognitive abilities for adults and seniors. Sharpening logical thinking and recall are two benefits of this program. Join us for an hour of brain games including challenging, yet fun, two-minute mysteries, riddles, and other brain teaser activities. Let's get on those thinking caps!