Throughout the summer, a group of King-Bruwaert residents participated in the BE! Brain Enrichment Course led by K-B Social Worker Megan Schaaf and Resident Experiences Specialist Shareen Klasing. The program was developed by Dr. Linda Sasser who holds a Ph.D. in educational psychology and has been a frequent guest speaker at K-B.
Dr. Sasser’s BE! Brain Enrichment Program consists of ten one-hour sessions aimed at helping participants improve and maintain memory function. Participants met once a week to be part of the sessions.
Throughout the ten-week series, residents learned how memory works and why, as we age, our brains may not always function as well as they did in the past. Group members were comfortable sharing their experiences with age-related forgetfulness and provided encouragement to each other. They practiced strategies to help combat age-related memory changes by participating in individual and group exercises that were both challenging and fun.
The BE! program brought so much positive feedback that Megan and Shareen are planning another session later this year. For more information on Dr. Sasser’s BE! Brain Enrichment program, visit her website at: www.brainandmemoryhealth.com.