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Brain Fitness

Brain Fitness

Schedule: Tuesdays

Time: 11:00a - 12:00p
Location: Resilient Living Center
Facilitator: Patty Richard & Brian Connolly
Cost: Members $0 | Non-Members $0

Designed for and Open to: Anyone who doesn't live on the LiveWell campus looking to improve their brain health

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Program Description: 
Keeping the brain as fit and healthy as we do our body is important to overall wellbeing. Over time, our cognitive abilities, such as memory or hand-eye coordination, start to decline. Keeping those skills in shape allows us to remain sharp and enjoy our daily life and experiences.

Brain fitness is an important part of maintaining a healthy mental state. Sustaining a healthy and active lifestyle, and keeping the mind stimulated regularly can help boost our cognition and support the different cognitive skills we use daily.

In this class we focus on memory, reasoning, processing speed, concentration, logical sequencing, problem solving and visual-spatial skills. Exercise your mind and have fun! Join us to learn more about the many brain fitness activities and lifestyle approaches to keep your brain healthy. 

Participants will learn strategies to exercise the six major cognitive domains of the brain.

Participants will strengthen basic brain functions in these six target areas: 
- Reaction Time
- Visual/Spatial 
- Attention and Concentration 
- Memory
- Language
- Problem-solving

Facilitator Biography

Patty Richard | Community Engagement Partner
Patty loves both professional and personal opportunities to learn and grow every day!  She brings her dynamic people skills into each situation, focused on deep listening understanding. As a pioneer member of the LiveWell Faculty, she has directed her skillset to a deeper understanding Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST), co-facilitating with a variety of partners and contributing ideas to the continued refinement of this strength-based best practice intervention.  She feels this program brings together some of the essential components of her own life; fitness, social interaction and interesting and diverse thought and conversation. She has witnessed relationships grow, bonds form, and enthusiasm from each of the participants who repeat the program over and over.  Patty’s enthusiasm for connecting with people impacted by dementia was inspired by her own experience as a care partner. Patty also administratively supports The LiveWell Institute and the launch of The Empowering Partnerships Network. She loves to work out regularly, travel with her husband and watch after her growing grandchildren.

Facilitator Biography

Brian Connolly | Community Engagement Partner
Brian has been passionate about community education, advocacy, and empowerment for the past 40 years. Through a diversity of roles; Chair of the Hartford Hospital Stroke and Family Advisory Council, Director of Marketing and Communication, elected member of the Farmington Town Council, and pioneer member of the LiveWell Resilient Living Center Faculty leading Social Café’s, Meet-Up’s and cognitive programming, Brian focuses his attention on understanding what’s needed to create situations where we can all grow into our highest potential.

Brian’s superpower is being present with you and creating the perfect moment to make anyone smile. He lives with his wife in Farmington.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 11:00 AM until Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Resilient Living Center
1261 South Main Street
Southington, CT  06479

Additional Info:
Resource Coordinator(s):
Peggy Johns
860.628.3004 (p)
Kristina Tighe
860.628.3053 (p)
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