Home Care Assistance of Southern Fairfield County to Expand Educational Series on Boosting Brain Health
Home Care Assistance’s six-part Mind Fit Series at the Norwalk Senior Center will focus on enhancing brain health through various lifestyle factors including cognitive activities used in the company’s proprietary Cognitive Therapeutics Method™
(Norwalk, CT – June 15, 2015) Home Care Assistance of Fairfield County, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is excited to announce that it will be hosting a fun and informative six-part series in partnership with Norwalk Senior Center. Throughout this year, the organization has offered this series to seniors at the Brighton Gardens Assisted Living Facility and is excited to offer it with the support of Norwalk Senior Center. Led by Home Care Assistance’s brain fitness expert, Larry Gilmore, The Mind Fit Series: Activities to Boost Brain Health will cover proactive ways to enhance cognitive functioning, including activities used in the Cognitive Therapeutics Method™, a science-based cognitive stimulation program. The series will kick-off June 22nd, 2015 with subsequent sessions held every Monday from 11:00am to noon through August 3rd, 2015 at the Norwalk Senior Center. This event is open to all residents free of charge.
“I am really looking forward to expanding the Mind Fit Series at the Norwalk Senior Center,” said Larry Gilmore, brain fitness expert at Home Care Assistance. “Feedback from the Mind Fit Series attendees in other parts of Fairfield County has been overwhelmingly positive with individuals reporting that they not only thoroughly enjoyed doing the activities but also felt the activities positively challenged their minds.”
Just like the body, the brain experiences changes in structure and function as a result of aging. While this is typical for everyone, there are positive lifestyle changes you can make to keep your mind sharper for longer. The Mind Fit Series, based on Home Care Assistance’s Cognitive Therapeutics Method, draws upon existing research on enhancing mental acuity throughout the lifespan and introduces activities in a fun and engaging group format.
Below are the different sessions that make up the six part series:
June 22: Social reminiscence, Current Events, Chair Stretches, Create a Healthy Snack
June 29: Family Feud, Pictionary, Advice Column
July 13: Trivia, Name that Tune, Logo Identification, Geographical Recall
July 20: Writing, Scrambled Sentences, Word Bingo, Alphabet Soup
July 27: Take Away, Letter Counting, Design Recreation
August 3: Magnify, Entangled Figures, Visual Puzzles
With a mission to change the way the world ages, Home Care Assistance helps seniors live well at home through innovative offerings such as its proprietary Balanced Care Method™, which emphasizes scientifically-studied lifestyle behaviors of the longest-living people on Earth, and the Cognitive Therapeutics MethodTM, an activities-based program designed to boost mental acuity as well as delay the onset and progression of cognitive decline. Committed to community education on topics related to healthy longevity, the company has also authored an award-winning senior wellness book series, which is comprised of seven books, including The Brain Boost: A Practical Guide to Brain Health, Mind Over Gray Matter: A New Approach to Dementia Care and Hospital to Home Care: A Step by Step Guide to Providing Care to Patients Post Hospitalization, among others.
To learn more about Home Care Assistance and how they are changing the way the world ages, please visit www.homecareassistancefairfield.com or call 203-842-8863. Home Care Assistance of Southern Fairfield County is located at 365 Westport Avenue in Norwalk, CT.
ABOUT HOME CARE ASSISTANCE
Home Care Assistance is the leading provider of home care for seniors across the United States, Canada and Australia. Our mission is to change the way the world ages. We provide older adults with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in Live-In care. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults. A 2015 Franchise500® and Inc. 5000 Company, Home Care Assistance has received numerous industry awards including Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises and Franchise Business Review’s Top 50. For more information about Home Care Assistance, our services and franchise opportunities, visit homecareassistance.com.
ABOUT COGNITIVE THERAPEUTICS
Cognitive Therapeutics is the scientific division of Home Care Assistance. The Cognitive Therapeutics Method was developed based on scientific research pointing to non-pharmacological interventions as a way to slow cognitive decline and is the first program of its kind to promote increased daily functioning through cognitive rehabilitation in the familiar home environment. The goal of the Cognitive Therapeutics Method is to improve quality of life as well as to delay the onset of new symptoms and slow the progression of existing symptoms of cognitive decline. Home Care Assistance caregivers are trained to administer activities in the Cognitive Therapeutics Method to keep clients engaged and mentally sharp. For more information about the Cognitive Therapeutics Method, visit www.CognitiveTherapeutics.com.