A wonderful option for those who want social and cognitive stimulation, as well as learning effective strategies to help slow down memory loss.
Fun and challenging games, puzzles, and memory strengthening exercises are offered in a friendly and stimulating environment. Other activities include support group discussions, music and light physical exercise.
Professionals conducting CONNECTIONS classes are specially trained as Early Memory Loss Facilitators by the Brookdale Foundation.
CONNECTIONS is also a great proactive cognitive-enhancing program for people who have been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), or early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Mondays and Thursdays
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Connections meets weekly at each location: in Montecito at All Saints, across the street from Friendship Center, and in Goleta at the cottage on Live Oak’s grounds, with lunch provided at both sites. Participants join in a supportive environment, providing camaraderie and reducing feelings of isolation.
Montecito: Luciana Mitzkun, (805) 969-0859
Goleta: Tracy Cohn, (805) 845-7454
Brain Fitness for Life Seminar
Brain Fitness for Life is a 6-part seminar for every one wanting to take a proactive stance on maintaining and improving their memory and mental functioning. Participants learn how to rewire and strengthen their brains while relieving stress and inviting more vibrancy into their lives. This innovative program is on the front edge of a vital and active generation who can, for the first time, take steps to delay the onset of age-related cognitive impairments, dementia, or even Alzheimer’s.
February session: Wednesdays, Feb. 1 to Mar. 18
May session: Wednesdays, May 3 to June 7
August session: Wednesdays, August 9 to September 13
at All Saints-by-the-Sea
86 Eucalyptus Lane
Family Services Director, Luciana Mitzkun, facilitates this seminar which is based on world-renowned neurologist Dr. Kenneth Kosik’s research on delaying the onset of dementia. Participants will explore the six key components to brain health: diet, exercise, cognitive stimulating activities, positive social engagement, stress reduction, and sleep.
Space is limited to 14, so be sure to pre-register. The charge for the entire 6-week series is $150 (only $25 per two-hour session).