Palm Health Foundation Launches Train the Brain Month-long Campaign with Free Activities and Guides to Improve Brain Health

West Palm Beach, FL– October 2, 2019— Palm Health Foundation has launched its month-long October Train the Brain community health campaign with a goal to improve Palm Beach County residents’ brain health. The 2019 theme is “Brain Health in the Workplace,” created for employers to support employee wellness. The foundation is offering a free Train the Brain Wellness Kit full of helpful tips for organizations and individuals and partnering with community organizations to provide a host of activities throughout the month.  Visit www.TraintheBrainPBC.org to download the kit and register for the following events:

Community Yoga & Mindfulness Practice
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Participants of all ages and fitness levels are welcome to join in practicing yoga and mindfulness. Yoga mats and light snacks provided.
Carolyn Sims Center
225 NW 12th Ave.
Boynton Beach, FL 33435

Mental Health and the Church: A Conversation on Self-Care
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

7:15 p.m. – 8:30 pm
Join Healthier Delray Beach for a conversation on the importance of self-care for better brain, and overall, health. Many of us care for others in our daily lives, whether it be children, parents or friends – but, what are we doing to care for ourselves? What are the challenges we face in caring for ourselves first? Let’s discuss!

Bethel Evangelical Baptist Church
5780 West Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach, FL

Train the Brain Art Meditation Experience

Thursday, October 10, 2019
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Ellaine Peck, art therapist and licensed mental health counselor, will guide attendees through a visual journaling workshop. Visual journaling is designed to allow participants to take a “brain break” and express their emotions without words. *Registration Required*
Palm Healthcare Pavilion, Second Floor Board Room
5205 Greenwood Ave.
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Train the Brain at Keiser University: Mindfulness & the Concussed Brain
Friday, October 11, 2019

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
A two-part presentation featuring Sarah Crane, executive director of the HOW foundation and Gus Castellanos, retired neurologist and mindfulness intervention & program teacher. Dr. Castellanos will speak on mindfulness – what it is and what it isn’t, the research, benefits, practice and tools for stress reduction and overall wellness. Ms. Crane will speak on traumatic brain injuries and the interventions and therapies needed to address them.

Keiser University, Auditorium

2085 Vista Parkway

West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Healthier Jupiter Community Grants BBQ
Saturday, October 12, 2019
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Healthier Jupiter is offering mini-grants to impact the health of the greater Jupiter community. This will culminate in a BBQ at which organizations will share their proposed projects, science-fair style, and the community will vote for the projects they wish to see funded. The event will include important brain health information, tips for mindfulness and activities to focus your mind.
Jupiter Community Center
200 Military Trail
Jupiter, FL 33458

Your Brain On Music
Thursday, October 17, 2019
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join Jancie Reinbold for a discussion about the effect that music has on brain structure and overall brain health. The discussion will be followed by live jazz music by the Wellington Jazz Cats.
Village Music & Café in Wellington
10410 West Forest Hill Blvd.
Wellington, FL 33414

 
T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society October Luncheon
Sunday, October 20, 2019
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society’s annual luncheon will open with a 20-minute presentation titled “Mindfulness for Compassion and Fatigue” by Debbie Manigat, family therapist, freedom coach and mental health advocate. *Registration Required*
Frenchman’s Reserve Country Club
3370 Grande Corniche
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Workshop: Strategies for Better Brain Health to Age Well
Thursday, October 24, 2019
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for an experiential workshop as we explore how thoughts create experience, discover food options to enhance brain health and learn about tools that calm the mind and help you have restful and restorative sleep. The program includes an interactive Mindful Movement Session. *Registration Required*
Jupiter Medical Center, Calcagnini Center for Mindfulness
1210 S. Old Dixie Hwy.
Jupiter, FL 33458

Lunch & Learn – Leading with Authenticity: The Power of the Lived Experience
Monday, October 28, 2019
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
NAMI is partnering with Train the Brain to offer a lunch and learn exploring how our personal experiences with mental and behavioral health can positively impact the workplace. *Registration Required*
Palm Healthcare Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
5205 Greenwood Ave.
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Introduction to Therapeutic Meditation and Mindfulness
Monday, October 28, 2019

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Brought to you by the Mind Healing Institute.  Members are free, first ten non-members to register are free as well.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch.

Women's Chamber of Commerce
Board Room
400 Hibiscus Street
West Palm Beach

 

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. The foundation supports health equity for Palm Beach County residents of all backgrounds, heritage, education, incomes and states of well-being. Palm Health Foundation has invested more than $80 million in Palm Beach County health since 2001. For more information about Palm Health Foundation, visit palmhealthfoundation.org or call (561) 833-6333.

About Train the Brain Train the Brain is one of Palm Health Foundation’s annual community health campaigns and empowers residents to take charge of their brain health. The goal of the campaign is to help Palm Beach County residents understand that taking care of the brain is just as important as taking care of the body. Participants are invited to make changes in their thinking, integrate self-care into their daily routines and show compassion to individuals with acute and persistent mental health conditions.

 

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