Once the University Carillon Brain Fitness Club is open, you can receive enrollment forms, or a schedule pre-enrollment interview/assessment, by contacting BrainFitnessClub@ucumc.net.
The Brain Fitness Club maximizes the health and well-being of persons experiencing early memory loss by providing a therapeutic environment where members can engage in brain-healthy activities and learn lifestyle adaptations.
The Brain Fitness Club offers three 14-week semesters annually, with 28 sessions per semester. Sessions (with individualized programming) usually take place twice weekly for 4 hours each day. The 2018 Spring session begins Thursday, May 3.
Consider the Brain Fitness Club if you are:
• Experiencing early memory loss
• Mindful of your memory loss
• Hoping to participate in group activities that support brain health
Members of the Brain Fitness Club have opportunities for:
• Mental stimulation
• Light physical exercise
Graduate clinicians from the UCF Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders provide scheduled one-on-one therapy for each member weekly. In addition, the graduate clinicians prepare individualized cognitive-communicative exercises for members to enjoy at home.
The Brain Fitness Club makes a difference.*
“Before coming here, I was bored sitting at home. Now I look forward to my days at the Brain Fitness Club where I exercise my mind and body.”
“I have new friends who understand what I’m dealing with.”
“The exercises at the Brain Fitness Club help me to focus.”
“I enjoy the camaraderie. The activities we do are stimulating and FUN!”
Care Partner Comments*
“I believe that the Brain Fitness Club has helped in keeping my husband active physically and mentally. Since enrollment in the club, his Alzheimer’s has not progressed as I expected. I really do attribute this to the stimulation, support and social aspects of the program. I will definitely keep him in the program as long as he is benefiting from it.”
“Coming to the Brain Fitness Club is the highlight of the week for my mom.”
* Comments are from participants at other Brain Fitness Club locations.