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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Wilson Park Senior Center

Recently, I started a Brain Jogging Club for members of the Wilson Park Senior Center. Until then, I had gone twice a year to give a presentation about brain fitness for the past two years. Each time I went there my presentation was attended by at least 25 people. Then I got the idea that I can do something more regular and suggested a Brain Jogging club.

Today was my second Brain Jogging Club meeting this month. Two weeks ago we had 20 attendees and today we had 12. This time we had desks to write on. I started with mazes. Next we did poetry reading, "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes. After that we talked about the importance of finding inspiration - filling the well as described by Julia Cameron in "The Artist's Way". We talked about visualization and emotion and their importance for memory. We worked on a map of the United States and filled in the names of states (given the first letter of each state). Then I talked about the importance of personal resources such as hope, courage, enthusiasm, caring, openness and imagination. We ended with meditation.

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