Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Other: Interactive Presentation
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
DATE: 03/20/19 TIME: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM VENUE: BOULDER INTERAGENCY NETWORK MEETING @ THE CARILLON @ BOULDER CREEK # ATTENDED: ~80 EVENT: 1 hr interactive presentation on brain fitness AUDIENCE: a networking and service group that provides a full range of services to seniors in the community which meets monthly DESCRIPTION: PART 1 - (INTRODUCTION) - you know what it takes to keep your body and heart healthy and fit but have you ever thought about what it takes to keep your BRAIN healthy and fit? PART 2 - overview of 6 pillars of Brain Fitness with active engagement of audience PART 3 - engagement of audience in selection of Brain Fitness exercises (both individual & group format) PART 4 - (WRAP UP) - overview of Brain Fitness as integral to successful aging and applicability of Brain Fitness Workshops or Bootcamps to those 50 & up (which was the target audience of participants' clients, members & residents)
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:
- BAW Pencils
- Brain-shaped Erasers
Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:
- Brain-shaped Stress Relief Squeeze Balls
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Fact Sheets
- New Puzzles/Games
Other Downloadable Materials:
- new or additional fact sheets
- activities geared toward brain fitness in and with older adults
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
BAW helped support and stimulate talk about brain health as part of successful aging - the presentation provided information about a resource and program in the community on a topic/area that's been cited as a need yet not known (or well known) as existing and available - the outcome has been a number of follow up calls/emails asking to set up talks at various active adult, independent and assisted living venues and a couple of inquiries to set up a Brain Fitness Bootcamp
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
Generally speaking, I find the Dana Alliance, Dana Foundation and BAW website invaluable in terms of information, materials, podcasts like 'Her Brain in Funny', videos like 'Brian Works', and above and beyond all the booklets I can distribute to patients and families which I do following every neuropsychological evaluation I perform
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