Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Open House
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
Our main event was a circuit training type open house for adults to try out brain training activities. The “stations” were game based and each addressed a different cognitive skill, such as memory, logic, and speed. We focused on how to keep your brain sharp while aging and used the packets provided as a take-home. We had a total of 7 attendees, which was lower than we hoped, but all the participants enjoyed the activities. We tried to plan it over a lunch break, which works well for those who have an hour each day, but doesn’t work to reach those professionals who may not have a scheduled break or the break is too short to leave. In the future, we may try bringing the event to local businesses instead.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
- Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
- Social Media
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:
- Staying Sharp Bookmark
- BAW Stickers
- Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain
What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?
- Puzzles: Successful Aging & Your Brain
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Puzzles/Games
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Our participants are more aware of what they can do to improve their brains, even as they age. Some outcomes were excitement about puzzles and an increased interest in what the brain does and what we can do to sharpen it.
Did/do you like our Facebook page?
Was the information provided on Facebook useful?
Our Facebook followers seemed to enjoy the content.