Brookletts Place-Talbot County Senior Center Launches Brain Health Program for Older Adults

Brookletts Place-Talbot Senior Center is pleased to announce the offering of an innovative brain health program to older adults in Talbot County in October. Developed by Goodwin Living™, a senior living and health care services organization in the National Capital Region, StrongerMemory is an innovative brain health program for older adults. Recently, Goodwin Living and the Maryland Department of Aging announced a statewide partnership to offer this program in several senior centers in Maryland.

The program is based on brain research that indicates that brain health exercises that focus on the prefrontal cortex of the brain might help seniors stabilize and improve their cognitive function. The participant will do the exercises at home and attend a one-hour, weekly session at the Senior Center on Mondays at 10 a.m. beginning October 3 and continuing for 12 weeks. Brookletts Place-Talbot Senior Center will have an informational program on Monday, September 19 at 10:00 a.m. at the Senior Center in Easton.

“We are so pleased to offer the StongerMemory program at Brookletts Place Senior Center. This free program is open to anyone who would like to improve their memory by doing three, simple daily brain exercises of basic math, reading out loud, and writing longhand.  Come join us to discover what it can do for you,” comments Childlene Brooks, Manager of Brookletts Place – Talbot Senior Center in Easton.

Designed to help older adults alleviate symptoms of mild cognitive impairment and early-stage dementia, StrongerMemory was created by Goodwin Living President and CEO Rob Liebreich in 2011 after he observed his mother’s challenges with mild cognitive impairment. The proven curriculum, which was implemented for Goodwin Living residents and members in 2020, consists of simple activities practiced daily to engage the working memory and trigger brain activity in the prefrontal cortex. Research indicates that participants who spend 20 to 30 minutes a day engaged in these activities can experience stabilized or improved cognitive functions.

“We are honored to launch the StrongerMemory program in partnership with Brookletts Place – Talbot Senior Center,” said Liebreich. “Sharing my mother’s story and watching the program unfold to help older adults throughout the country is awesome, because although there is no cure to Dementia, now there is some hope.”

The program will be offered free at Brookletts Place Senior Center at 400 Brookletts Avenue in Easton, MD. To learn more about the program, you can attend an informational meeting at Brookletts Place on Monday, September 19 at 10:00 a.m. at the Senior Center in Easton.  To learn more or to register for the informational meeting, please call Teresa Greene at 410-822-2869.