Laughter Yoga to Help Seniors Improve Brain Health

 

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Contact: Melanie Otero, Otero Communications, 305-321-6447, melanie@otero.com

 

Laughter Yoga to Help Seniors Improve Brain Health

WHAT:  The Delray Community Wellness Center is hosting a free event for the public to experience laughter yoga, brain games, and learn tips for improving brain health as it kicks off its new Healthy Brain Club.  Laughter has been scientifically proven to benefit mental health by releasing endorphins, the body’s “feel good” chemicals, reducing stress, and strengthening social connections.

Laughter Yoga, developed by physician Madan Kataria in Mumbai, India, is a combination of breathing techniques, simple movements, and simulated laughter. Sessions begin with exercises that mimic the physical activity of laughter.  Research published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry found that Laughter Yoga was more effective than physical exercise in alleviating the effects of depression in older women.

The event is part of Palm Health Foundation’s month-long series of “Train the Brain” initiatives to create awareness about improving brain health and showing empathy and kindness to those with mental health conditions.

 

WHO:

Tactile Yoga: Eva Montalvo Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher (RYT®), Certified Wellness Coach

 

Word & Math Games: Yvonne Marzell  Certified Medical Assistant at Grant Family Health Care

 

Laughter Yoga: Cara Nusinov, Certified Poetry Therapy  Practitioner Laughter Yoga leader, visual journaling.

 

WHEN:                 Monday, October 15, 2018

3:15-4:30 p.m.

               

WHERE:               Delray Community Wellness Center

4800 Linton Blvd., Suite F111

Delray Beach, FL 33445

 

About Delray Community Wellness Center

Delray Community Wellness Center welcomes adults age 50 and older. Emphasis is on lifelong wellness, with a focus on fun and learning. The center offers many opportunities for older adults to be adventurous, learn new skills, socialize, and to meet new people.

 

About Palm Health Foundation

Palm Health Foundation is Palm Beach County’s community foundation for health. With the support of donors and a focus on results, the foundation builds strong community partnerships, respects diverse opinions, advocates for its most vulnerable neighbors and inspires innovative solutions to lead change for better health now and for generations to come. Palm Health Foundation has invested more than $75 million in Palm Beach County health since 2001. For more information about Palm Health Foundation, visit PalmHealthFoundation.org or call (561) 833-6333.