Brain games boosting memory

Published 7:00am 30 December 2020

Brain games boosting memory
Words by Jodie Powell

Residents at Stockland’s Newport Retirement Living are heading back to the classroom with free interactive brain training classes to help improve their brain health.

In collaboration with home support start-up Five Good Friends, Stockland is running the free, hour-long sessions each month as part of its Benefits + program.

The classes are run by specialist trainers and nurses with expertise in preventing cognitive decline.

Brain games boosting memory

Quizzes and games

The Redcliffe Peninsula retirees are taking part in quizzes and games designed to improve neurological pathways in the brain, with each lesson covering brain health, recipes to improve memory and tips and tricks to keep the brain active.

Pauline Barton, Regional Development and Operations Manager at Stockland, says that as we grow older it’s important to keep physically and mentally healthy.

“The new brain games series is a fun and engaging way for Newport residents to work on their memory and overall wellbeing,” Pauline says.

“Maintaining brain health is also key to helping people be independent for longer.”

Brain games boosting memory

Positive progress

Five Good Friends brain trainer Crystal Wigfull says there has been a great turnout at each session, with residents eager to take part in the interactive learning program.

“The sessions have also allowed residents to make new social connections – and of course have a bit of fun and a laugh while they’re at it,” Crystal says.

“We’ve received a lot of feedback from attendees feeling positive about the progress they’ve made through the memory games and how they can use what they’ve learned daily to help maintain brain health.”

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