Brain Gym Class at the Oak Park Arms Retirement Community

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The Oak Park Arms Retirement Community now offers Brain Gym exercise class for seniors, a class which includes movements and exercises to recall the movements naturally done during the first years of life.

Brain Gym for Seniors at the Oak Park Arms

Brain Gym for Seniors at the Oak Park Arms

For more than two decades, clients, teachers, and students have reported the effectiveness of these simple Brain Gym activities.

The Oak Park Arms Retirement Community offers a new exercise class for seniors titled Brain Gym® at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at the Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave.

Brain Gym movements, exercises, or activities refer to the original 26 Brain Gym movements, sometimes abbreviated as “The 26.” These activities recall the movements naturally done during the first years of life when one is learning to coordinate the eyes, ears, hands, and whole body. The 26, along with a program for “learning through movement,” were developed by educator and reading specialist Paul E. Dennison and his wife and colleague, Gail E. Dennison.

For more than two decades, clients, teachers, and students have reported the effectiveness of these simple activities. Although it’s not yet clear why these movements work so well, they often bring about dramatic improvements in areas such as:

  •     concentration and focus
  •     memory
  •     academics: reading, writing, math, test taking
  •     physical coordination
  •     relationships
  •     self-responsibility
  •     organization skills
  •     attitude

The Oak Park Arms is a rental retirement community which provides senior independent living and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay - a weekend, a week, a month or longer.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Jill Wagner at 708-386-4040 or visit http://www.oakparkarms.com.

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