Home Care Assistance Partners with Norwalk Senior Center to Boost Brain Health
Home Care Assistance’s six-part Mind Fit Series at Norwalk Senior Center focuses on enhancing brain health through various lifestyle factors including cognitive activities used in the company’s proprietary Cognitive Therapeutics Method™
(Fairfield County, CT – February 2, 2016) Home Care Assistance of Fairfield County, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is excited to announce that it will be expanding a fun and informative six-part series in partnership with Norwalk Senior Center. Led by Home Care Assistance, 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 kicked-off Monday, February 1st with subsequent sessions every Monday from 10:30am to noon at Norwalk Senior Center. This event is open to all community residents free of charge.
“We’ve enjoyed working with the Norwalk Senior Center throughout 2015 with this program and look forward to expanding the Mind Fit Series in 2016 to be even better,” said Larry Gilmore, at Home Care Assistance. “Feedback from series attendees has been overwhelming 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:
February 1st : Social reminiscence, Current Events, Chair Stretches, Create a Healthy Snack
February 8th : Family Feud, Pictionary, Advice Column
February 15th: Trivia, Name that Tune, Logo Identification, Geographical Recall
February 22nd: Writing, Scrambled Sentences, Word Bingo, Alphabet Soup
February 29th: Take Away, Letter Counting, Design Recreation
March 7th: 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.homecareassistanceoffairfield.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 2016 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.