YMCA of Florida’s First Coast

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YMCA of Florida's First Coast

Participating Organizations:

YMCA of Florida’s First Coast (11 locations)

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Open House
  • Other: Brain Games Trivia

Target Audiences:

  • High School students(9-12)
  • Middle school students(6-8)
  • Patients & Caregivers
  • Professionals
  • Other: Age 50+

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Lectures from physicians on preventing dementia; nutritionist presentations on healthy “brain foods”; cooking demonstrations on preparing healthy food, brain trivia; brain games including group trivia.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website
  • Social Media
  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

Monthly newsletters (featured for January, February and March)

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Newsletter. Included some brain game activities.


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:

  • It’s Mindboggling!
  • BAW Pencils and Erasers
  • Staying Sharp: Successful Aging and the Brain

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • Activities/Experiments

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Poster

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

Created awareness and activities. The immediate outcomes have resulted in weekly trivia events at 3 Y locations.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?


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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Felina Martin

Contact Phone:


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