Home Care Assistance Calgary to Host Educational Series on Boosting Brain Health

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Home Care Assistance Calgary, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is excited to announce that it will be hosting a fun and informative six-part series in partnership with Swan Evergreen Village. Led by brain fitness expert and Cognitive Therapeutics Interventionist, Joy Terlesky. The Mind Fit Series: Activities to Boost Brain Health will cover proactive ways to enhance cognitive functioning, including activities used in the Cognitive Therapeutics Method™, a science-based cognitive stimulation program. The series started on January 5, 2018 with subsequent sessions twice a month from 1 pm to 2 pm through March 12, 2018 at Swan Evergreen Village located at 2635 Eversyde Ave, SW, Calgary, AB. This event is open to all residents free of charge.

“I am really looking forward to launching the Mind Fit Series at Swan Evergreen Village. Feedback from series attendees in other parts of the country has been overwhelmingly positive with individuals reporting that they not only thoroughly enjoyed doing the activities but also felt the activities positively challenged their minds.”

—Joy Terlesky, Cognitive Therapeutics Interventionist.

Just like the body, the brain experiences changes in structure and function as a result of aging. While this is typical for everyone, there are positive lifestyle changes you can make to keep your mind sharper for longer. The Mind Fit Series, based on Home Care Assistance’s Cognitive Therapeutics Method, draws upon existing research on enhancing mental acuity throughout the lifespan and introduces activities in a fun and engaging group format.

Below are the different sessions that make up the six-part series:

  • January 5: Family Feud, Pictionary, Advice Column
  • January 12: Trivia, Name that Tune, Logo Identification, Geographical Recall
  • February 5: Magnify, Entangled Figures, Visual Puzzles
  • February 12: Writing, Scrambled Sentences, Word Bingo, Alphabet Soup
  • March 5: Take Away, Letter Counting, Design Recreation
  • March 12: Social Reminiscence, Current Events, Chair Stretches, Create a Healthy Snack

With a mission to change the way the world ages, Home Care Assistance helps seniors live well at home through innovative offerings such as its proprietary Balanced Care Method™, which emphasizes scientifically-studied lifestyle behaviors of the longest-living people on Earth, and the Cognitive Therapeutics MethodTM, an activities-based program designed to boost mental acuity as well as delay the onset and progression of cognitive decline. Committed to community education on topics related to healthy longevity, the company has also authored an award-winning senior wellness book series, which is comprised of seven books, including The Brain Boost: A Practical Guide to Brain Health, Mind Over Gray Matter: A New Approach to Dementia Care and Hospital to Home Care: A Step by Step Guide to Providing Care to Patients Post Hospitalization, among others.

To learn more about Home Care Assistance and how they are changing the way the world ages, please visit www.homecareassistancecalgary.ca or call 403-301-3777. Home Care Assistance Calgary is located at 107, 10333 Southport Rd SW, Calgary, Alberta. T2W 3X6.


Home Care Assistance is the leading provider of home care for seniors across the United States, Canada and Australia. Our mission is to change the way the world ages. We provide older adults with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in daily care. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults. A 2017 Franchise500®, Inc. 5000 Company and one of the 50 fastest growing women-owned companies worldwide in 2017, Home Care Assistance has received numerous industry awards including Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises and Franchise Business Review’s Top 50. The company was recognized as a 2017 Endorsed National Provider by the home care industry’s leading research firm, Home Care Pulse. Home Care Assistance CEO Lily Sarafan was also named Health Care Executives’ 2016 Woman of the Year. For more information about Home Care Assistance, our services and franchise opportunities, visit https://www.homecareassistance.com/.


Cognitive Therapeutics Method is a program designed to keep aging minds sharp, and was developed by a team of researchers led by a neuropsychologist at Home Care Assistance. The goal of the Cognitive Therapeutics Method is to improve quality of life through a holistic approach that includes cognitive engagement, stress management, physical exercise, social interaction, recreation, sensory stimulation and a healthy diet. Home Care Assistance caregivers are trained to incorporate healthy lifestyle choices advocated through Cognitive Therapeutics Method and Balanced Care Method to help our clients lead enriched and purposeful lives. For more information about the Cognitive Therapeutics Method, visit homecareassistance.com/cognitive-therapeutics-method.

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