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Home Care Assistance Hosting Educational Series on Boosting Brain Health

Home Care Assistance’s six-part Mind Fit Series at the Palisades at Broadmoor Park focuses on enhancing brain health through various lifestyle factors including cognitive activities used in the company’s proprietary Cognitive Therapeutics Method TM

(Colorado Springs, CO – December 12, 2017) Home Care Assistance of El Paso County, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is excited to announce that it is hosting a fun and informative six-part series in partnership with the Palisades at Broadmoor Park. The program will be led by Home Care Assistance’s brain fitness expert and Co-Owner, Dorothy Silvanic, and the Cognitive Therapeutics Director, Jessica Colson. The Mind Fit Series: Activities to Boost Brain Health covers 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 in January 2017 with 5 subsequent sessions Fridays from 10:00 to 11:30 through February 9, 2017. This event is open to all residents free of charge.

“We are really excited to be presenting the Mind Fit Series at the Palisades at Broadmoor Park in Colorado Springs,” said Dorothy Silvanic, Co-Owner of Home Care Assistance of El Paso County. “Feedback from previous series attendees was overwhelmingly strong with individuals reporting that they not only thoroughly enjoyed participating in the activities but also believed the activities had a positive impact on their brain health.”

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:

January 5: Non-Cognitive Domains– Social Reminiscence, Sensory Activities, Current Events, Chair Stretches, Create a Healthy Snack

January 12: Executive Functioning– Family Feud, Pictionary, Advice Column

January 19: Memory– Trivia, Name that Tune, Logo Identification, Geographical Recall

January 26: Language– Writing, Scrambled Sentences, Word Bingo, Alphabet Soup

February 2: Attention– Take Away, Letter Counting, Design Recreation

February 9: Visual-Spatial– 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 or call 719-822-1229. Home Care Assistance of El Paso County is located at 13395 Voyager Parkway, Suite 120, Colorado Springs, CO 80921.

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

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

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