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Brain Fitness in Seniors Housing

Special Report: Brain Fitness Centers in Senior Housing — A Field in the Making

– Pub­lished on Sep­tem­ber 8th, 2008, by the Amer­i­can Seniors Hous­ing Asso­ci­a­tion (ASHA)

Brain Fitness Centers in Seniors Housing - A Field in the MakingThis 15-page Spe­cial Report, pre­pared by Sharp­Brains, describes the grow­ing use of com­put­er­ized brain fit­ness tools offered to seniors hous­ing res­i­dents as part of com­pre­hen­sive well­ness ini­tia­tives. It pro­vides an overview of the brain fit­ness field with four case stud­ies that shed light on the use of brain fit­ness cen­ters in seniors hous­ing com­mu­ni­ties, includ­ing those oper­at­ed by Senior Star Liv­ing of Tul­sa, OK, Bel­mont Vil­lage Senior Liv­ing of Hous­ton, TX, and Erick­son Retire­ment Com­mu­ni­ties of Catonsville, MD. (Click here for pur­chase and down­load. $25)

In releas­ing this Spe­cial Issue Brief, David Sch­less, ASHA’s Pres­i­dent, not­ed “This report tru­ly under­scores how cut­ting-edge tech­nol­o­gy and sci­ence are being used to enhance the lives of seniors. It is par­tic­u­lar­ly excit­ing to con­tem­plate the enor­mous poten­tial impact that com­put­er­ized cog­ni­tive assess­ments and train­ing can have for seniors hous­ing res­i­dents.”

Accord­ing to the author, Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, “This is the very first pub­li­ca­tion in the field of brain fit­ness to address spe­cif­ic con­sid­er­a­tions relat­ed to seniors hous­ing, expand­ing on our gen­er­al mar­ket report released ear­li­er this year. It is very con­ceiv­able that the ear­ly and enthu­si­as­tic adop­tion of cog­ni­tive fit­ness, sup­port­ed by the sol­id mea­sure­ment of out­comes report­ed in the Brief, will help to trans­form the way in which the gen­er­al pop­u­la­tion per­ceives seniors hous­ing.”

Table of Con­tents
I. Exec­u­tive Sum­ma­ry
II. A Field in the Mak­ing: Oppor­tu­ni­ties and Open Ques­tions
III. Case Stud­ies: Senior Star Liv­ing, Bel­mont Vil­lage, Erick­son Retire­ment Com­mu­ni­ties.
IV. Nav­i­gat­ing through the Brain Fit­ness Pro­gram Land­scape
V. Con­clu­sions

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The Amer­i­can Seniors Hous­ing Asso­ci­a­tion (ASHA) was cre­at­ed in 1991 by a num­ber of lead­ing seniors hous­ing providers seek­ing an effec­tive voice on Capi­tol Hill. Today, ASHA’s mem­ber­ship has grown to 350 com­pa­nies that devel­op, oper­ate, and finance the entire spec­trum of seniors hous­ing. ASHA’s mem­ber­ship owns and/or man­ages more than 600,000 units of senior apart­ments, inde­pen­dent liv­ing, assist­ed liv­ing, and con­tin­u­ing care retire­ment com­mu­ni­ties. Over the years, ASHA’s mem­bers have come to rely on the Asso­ci­a­tion for its exper­tise in three key areas — fed­er­al advo­ca­cy; seniors hous­ing research; and net­work­ing and exchange of strate­gic busi­ness infor­ma­tion. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it or call (202) 237‑0900.

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