Brain Awareness Week

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Dr. Michelle Winston

Organized by:
Dr. Michelle Winston

Participating Organizations:
Boulder Interagency Network The Carillon at Boulder Creek

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • Other
  • Other: Interactive Presentation

Target Audiences:

  • Professionals

Approximate Number of People Reached:

80

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:

  • Emails
  • Website

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

emails - they were sent internally (and only) to the member list of the group to whom I gave the presentation - the presentation was given at the group's standing monthly meeting - email notices were the primary way of communicating and reminding members about the meeting and hence what was being planned website - the meeting and event was posted on the group's website but not the primary means by which members receive announcements, alerts and reminders

Resources

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

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
  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games

Other Downloadable Materials:

  • new or additional fact sheets
  • puzzles
  • exercises
  • 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

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

No

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Michelle Winston

Contact Phone:

(303) 444-1655

Contact Email:

mcwinston.psyd@comcast.net

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