BrainFest 2014 Draws Capacity Crowd

Brainfest 2014 056BrainFest 2014—an event focused on inspiring people of all ages to live a brain-healthy lifestyle—drew a capacity crowd of 400 at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center in Winter Park on March 15.

Individuals and families had the chance to learn about the latest information about brain concussions from Chris Nowinski, author of “Head Games: Football’s Concussion Crisis,” as well as Michael Dougherty, ATC-Program Manager, Florida Hospital Sports Concussion Program.

Attendees dabbled in a variety of novel activities designed to fire up brain cells, including comedy improvisation, drumming, Tai Chi, guided meditation, and dancing.

BrainFest is part of the Brain Up! initiative, created by the Alzheimer’s Association with grant support from the Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF). It is a comprehensive education and brain training program designed to encourage people of all ages to live brain-healthy lifestyles.
Based on the success of BrainFest 2014, Diana Silvey, WPHF Program Director said the WPHF is looking at ways to support another brain health fair in 2015.
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