On August 27, 2018 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm at Menorah Park (4101 East Genesee Street, Syracuse) Speaker Patti Celori Said, executive director of the New England Cognitive Center Speaker will provide an overview of the development and 15-year research history of the Mind AerobicsTM program along with information about who the program is designed for and what its activities are like. SJFS staff will describe the opportunities for CNY older adults to participate in this groundbreaking research-based cognitive program, whose acquisition by SJFS was funded by the Central New York Community Foundation. RSVP to SomersE@sjfs.org or call (315) 446-9111 ext. 225.
Information on the Mind AerobicsTM Program
When most people think about aerobics, they think of vigorous exercises, such as swimming or walking, designed to strengthen the heart and lungs. We all know that it's important to keep your body active, but what about your mind?
Syracuse Jewish Family Service offers a three-month program designed to keep your brain actively challenged! Mind Aerobics™, developed by the New England Cognitive Center, is an evidence-based award winning suite of programs designed to provide older adults with comprehensive mental workouts that can help maintain or improve cognitive functioning or slow cognitive decline. These programs are developed to systematically stimulate six major cognitive areas of the brain, instead of focusing on only one or two cognitive skill areas like other programs. The Mind Aerobics TM suite of programs are designed for several levels of function, including healthy adults, individuals with mild cognitive impairment, and individuals with early stage, moderate or severe dementia.
The program focuses on stimulating:
The New England Cognitive Center
The New England Cognitive Center (NECC) is a non-profit organization located in New London, CT that develops and disseminates research-based cognitive fitness programs. NECC combines the latest advances in neuropsychological research with sound educational principles to create effective interventions that enhance brain health, independence, and quality of life. The organization’s focus is on older adults who wish to maximize mental functioning, from individuals who have no cognitive impairment to individuals with mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.
Mind Aerobics was the 2013 recipient of the American Society on Aging’s Mind Alert Award
NECC programs are the only effective, evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation interventions shown by independent research to provide cognitive stabilization, with some domains showing actual improvement, across several levels of cognitive function (from no impairment through severe impairment).
For more information on participating, as an individual or an organization, contact Ellen Somers, Assistant Director (315)446-9111 ext. 225; email@example.com