Mind University

Just as you need to exercise regularly to keep your body in shape, your brain also requires a workout to reach its peak performance. The basics to keeping your brain healthy include:

  • Mental stimulation
  • Good nutrition
  • Regular exercise
  • Social activities
  • Spiritual engagement

Research indicates that lifestyle choices such as exercise, socialization and participation in new and different activities outside your usual routine can help keep your cognitive function in good shape.

Gray Matters Workshops—our cognitive wellness program provided in partnership with JVS—
focuses on the basics of keeping your brain healthy through:

  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Family consultations and support to address driver cessation, caregiver issues and other concerns
  • Mind Aerobics cognitive training

Mind Aerobics is an innovative, evidence-based program developed by the New England Cognitive Center to help adults maintain or strengthen their brain function. Unlike other programs that only focus on one or two cognitive areas, Mind Aerobics was developed to systematically stimulate six major functions of the brain:

  • Reaction time
  • Visual/spatial relations
  • Attention and concentration
  • Memory
  • Language
  • Problem solving

Mind Aerobics classes are organized by cognitive level and participants are grouped into classes based on their cognitive function. Each level has 24 sessions that gradually increase in difficulty over the course of 12 weeks. Conducted by a certified Mind Aerobics trainer, each session has 5-12 participants.

For more information, contact Angela Popoff at 248.592.2671 or apopoff@jfsdetroit.org.