UF and The Village launch program to help older adults improve brain fitness

Published: May 29th, 2014

Category: General

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT:             The University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions and The Village retirement community have partnered to offer UF Health Vitality Mind, a program dedicated to maximizing brain health in older adults.

The program provides residents of The Village and the community with cognitive assessments and interventions that are designed to improve mental functioning, mood and the ability to independently perform everyday tasks. Examples of these interventions include mindfulness meditation, computer training and exercise.

At the program launch on June 2, reporters will have the opportunity to tour the UF Health Vitality Mind facility, talk with UF researchers and participate in demonstrations of the brain health interventions. For more information on UF Health Vitality Mind, visit vitalitymind.phhp.ufl.edu.

WHEN:             1p.m. Monday, June 2

WHERE:          The Village retirement community, 8000 NW 27th Blvd., Gainesville. At the gate, tell the security guard you are there for UF Health Vitality Mind in Cypress Building, unit 3020.

CONTACT:     Call Jill Pease at 352-273-5816 or email jpease@phhp.ufl.edu

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