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Seniors learn about BrainMinders program during Healthy Living Expo in South Side

 

May 12, 2009

Sherri Lynn Dunik (right) presents Senior BrainMinders with assistance from Marge Pajak at the Senior Healthy Living Expo at the IBEW Hall recently.

Pilot Club of Pittsburgh presented Senior BrainMinders throughout the day for the city's inaugural Healthy Living Expo on April 29 at the IBEW Hall.

Pilots discussed with more than 1,000 seniors the signs of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, normal memory loss, gave BrainFit activity ideas, performed some exercises on site and also promoted May as National Stroke Awareness month with teaching the warning signs of a stroke and how to act F.A.S.T. to a stoke.

BrainMinders is an educational public service given by the Pilot Club of Pittsburgh through a grant from Pilot International. The Pilot Club presents BrainMinders throughout the Pittsburgh area any place where seniors meet.

"We will come out to church groups, book clubs, cards parties, red hat meetings, groups of 5 or groups of 1,000; it does not matter. The presentation is 20 minutes long and meant to be entertaining as well as educational. Everyone enjoys learning they are not alone and memory loss is normal, and it is good to laugh and share stories of what I like to call brain drops. I enjoy this project because I can share my own stories and am able to make an age gap of 50 to 60 years disappear," presenter Sherri Lynn Dunik said.

For more information or to schedule a BrainMinderâ„¢ presentation, contact President Mollieann Gray at 412-751-4929 or email PILOTPGH @hotmail.com.

 

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