Big things going on at Brookdale Hanceville these days. Not only are they participating in all the wonderful activities the assisted living facility has to offer, but they are also using state-of-the-art technology in ways that allow them to visit their families, travel the world and learn new things- all from the comforts of home.
“Our residents have been working on a program called ‘Know your Brain’ which we began in the spring,” said Sharon Ellis, Brookdale Hanceville’s activities director. “The program has four parts to it, Know Your Brain, Flex Your Brain, Grow Your Brain and Boost Your Brain. The program has lots of DVDs with useful information in them and we have workbooks that we work out of, too. We also have continuing brain games that we play, because we learned that the brain does not know how old it is and the brain cells can always be regenerated. So no matter how old you are, there are always things you can do to rebuild your brain,” she smiled.
The Know Your Brain Class is a component of Brookdale’s Brain Health programs. It is to educate the residents about their brains and the lifestyle factors that contribute to brain health. It is designed to help them in their pursuit of living well by encouraging them to make their own brain health program.