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#BrainHealthAwarenessWeek Creating Communities of Collaboration

Brain Health Awareness Week

Brain Health Awareness Week at Your LibraryBrain Health Awareness Week

More than books is the best way to describe community libraries. First, it began with Brain Fit Now! a brain health system for older adults. Next, the Oasis Institute specialized in lifelong learning. Then partnering with, Rancho Penasquitos Library. Finally tieing them together is the Dana Foundation.

Expert Communities

While each community specializes in serving their clients a Brain Health Awareness Week event brought their communities together. At the present time, libraries are the space where older adults connect. With events geared to multi-generations, they are not seen as just for the elderly. In other words, it appeals to adults who want to stay active in their community.

Healthy Brains Begin at Home

By working together organizations can extend their reach to new clients. Through collaboration, they also maximize their resources. Lastly, the community benefits from their partnership. Though #BrainHealthAwarenessWeek comes once a year. The opportunity to work comes everyday. When is your next event? More importantly, who are you inviting to collaborate?

Important Links

Brain Fit Now

Brain Health Awareness Week

Oasis Institute

Rancho Penasquitos Public Library

About the Author

Currently, Judi Bonilla is the Director of Program Innovation at Advocates For Aging. She is the first gerontologist to speak at South by Southwest. Judi has also spoken at the American Society on Aging and Certified Senior Advisors conferences. She also served as a fellow for Hispanics in Philanthropy and Senior Service America. Judi is the author of Freewheeling After Sixty a book for older drivers. In addition, you can find her at theaginexpert.com

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