“Move With Balance” for Healthy Aging

Thursday, August 30, 2012

10:00 AM Pacific / 11:00 AM Mountain / 12:00 PM Central / 1:00 PM Eastern

Presented by MindAlert

 

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The “Move With Balance” program consists of two innovations: 1) an effective training program that synergizes sensory, cognitive, and muscle systems; 2) an effective mentoring system that refines individual feedback, sustains motivation, and provides elders with social support.  Our exercises are based on the most current brain plasticity research.  These exercises not only enhance cognitive skills, but also help prevent falls, and support healthy aging at the root level.

Participants in this web seminar will:

  • Gain insight into the ways a healthy aging program, using specific integrated movements, sharpens the cognitive skills and enhances the balance of older adults—a potent combination.
  • Learn about a specific cross lateral movement and how it affects the brain/body system.
  • Understand how a mentoring model keeps older adults engaged and coming back for more- the model encourages safety, motivation, fun, and connection, all important in a healthy aging program
  • Earn one hour of  *free* continuing education credit by attending the event and completing a CEU survey

Presenter:

Karen Peterson has been in the field of  movement and learning for 26 years, and teaching senior citizens for 18 years. In 2000 she created a nonprofit Giving Back and its intergenerational mentoring programs, one of which includes Move With Balance, the MetLife MindAlert Award Winner for 2012 She is currently packaging her program for easy replication.