News release from Harbour Assisted Living of Fort Wayne:
Harbour Assisted Living Launches Brain Health University
An Activity-based Approach to Contribute to a Brain-healthy Lifestyle
(August 5, 2011) – This August, Harbour Assisted Living, a Senior Lifestyle Community will launch Brain Health University, a unique program designed to contribute to a brain-healthy lifestyle that stimulates engagement through novelty, variety, and challenge. Brain Health University offers a curriculum of 30 programs within a 60 day period. The purpose of these selected classes is to demonstrate that brain health and cognitive engagement can be pursued through an assortment of experiences and lifestyle choices. Senior Lifestyle Corporation, a leader in the senior housing industry, is dedicated to creating a brain health culture that celebrates aging as a time for growth and expression.
Corporate Director of Resident Programming, Terry Fay played a key role in developing the university. She emphasizes, “Brain health can be sought at any age. Participants will learn about and experience practices that can aid brain health. These activities can support an independent lifestyle, promote greater quality of life and enhance cognitive abilities to help us function in a complex world.”
Scheduled activities for the kick-off include: Brain Food snack bar; Nutrition bingo; guided relaxation; Home Run Derby; 10 in 60 word storm; and Verb Generation
In order for residents to receive a certificate of completion from Brain Health University they are required to complete 18 of the 30 offered courses. A pre-course and post-course assessment is offered. Participants who complete the requirements are celebrated and receive a certificate of completion. Brain Health University classes include physical activity, nutritional information, sleep hygiene, stress management, cognitive stimulation and social interaction.
Harbour Assisted Living offers assisted living apartments as well as a specific memory support neighborhood.Â A personalized care plan of needs and requested services bring life’s enjoyment and experiences back to residents and returns peace of mind to their family. The community provides socially engaging and comforting lifestyle options that experts have proved to be essential to healthy aging. Harbour Assisted Living offers you a whole new world of friendship, gracious living, comfort and convenience.
About Senior Lifestyle CorporationÂ
Chicago-based Senior Lifestyle Corporation, founded in 1985, is a leader in the development, operation and ownership of seniors housing and the implementation of innovative programs that help seniors enjoy healthier, more fulfilling lives. With a portfolio of more than 70 communities, Senior Lifestyle offers independent living for every economic level, from luxury to mid-market to affordable. Daily services and activities are tailored to the needs and preferences of each community’s residents. For residents who require additional care, many communities also offer assisted living and skilled nursing care. Long recognized among the industry’s top companies by the American Seniors Housing Association, Senior Lifestyle was included as the 12th largest owner of seniors communities on National Real Estate Investor’s list of the top 50 companies in 2008. Additional information is at www.seniorlifestyle.com.