North Hill, the leading Boston retirement community, will host five free events for seniors during a “Memory Screening Week.” The events take place during National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and will be of interest to retirees and pre-retirees with memory concerns or those interested in brain health.
“Media coverage of memory loss and brain fitness are on the rise as are, sadly, deaths from Alzheimer’s and related diseases,” said Elaine Sullivan, RN, Director of Education for North Hill. “We wanted to help Boston-area seniors better understand the issues and learn some steps that they can take to improve brain health.”
All events are free and open to the public. RSVPs are encouraged as some events have limited seating. The Memory Screening Week at North Hill schedule includes:
“At Your Best” – Monday, November 18, 11a-12p – Learn simple exercises to do at home to boost body and brain health. RSVP Link: http://www.northhill.org/event/memory-week-at-your-best
Free Memory Screenings – Tuesday, November 19, 9a-3p – Participants in these 15-minute diagnostic exercises will receive a report of results and a letter to take to their health care provider, if follow-up is indicated. The screenings at North Hill are part of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s Memory Screening Day initiative. RSVP Link: http://www.northhill.org/event/memory-week-screening
“Music and Memory” – Wednesday, November 20, 1p-2p – Berklee College of Music Professor Kathleen Howland explains the link between music and brain fitness, with examples of memories embedded into music and ways for people to identify their own “musical life playlists.” RSVP Link: http://www.northhill.org/event/memory-week-music-and-memory
“What is Happening in Alzheimer’s Research?” – Thursday, November 21, 3p-4p – Lenore Jackson-Pope from the Massachusetts/NH Alzheimer’s Association shares the latest findings and explains what can be done to create a world without Alzheimer’s. RSVP Link: http://www.northhill.org/event/memory-week-what-is-happening-in-alzheimers-research
“Eating a Brain Healthy Diet” – Friday, November 22, 1:30p-2:30p – Learn which foods to add (and which to avoid) to fight memory loss. Sample creations by North Hill’s highly-regarded Dining Services team. RSVP Link: http://www.northhill.org/event/memory-week-eating-a-brain-healthy-diet
Registrations also are welcome by phone at 781-433-6400.
ABOUT NORTH HILL: North Hill provides opportunities for vibrant living from its campus on the Needham/Wellesley line. Founded in 1984, a combination of location, the innovative Lifecare financial model and exceptional quality in healthcare and hospitality service have made North Hill one of the most sought-after retirement communities in Massachusetts. The North Hill vision is to be the leading provider of the most progressive, personalized healthcare and hospitality services to older adults in the Northeast. To learn more, visit www.NorthHill.org .