A 3 Part Series on Brain Health presented by Cate McCarty, PhD, with Olympian Clinical Research. 

The Wizard of Oz offers a lot of wisdom for maintaining our brain health.  The characters and plot are an easy-fit analogy of strategies for strengthening our brains regardless of our age or health.  The yellow brick road series will be presented at Brookdale Carrollwood at 13550 South Village Drive with the first of three evening interactive seminars on Thursday, May 18th from 6-7:30 pm.  Remember the Scarecrow?  All heart, no brains.  Cate, of Dr. Cate, Dementia Coach, will discuss the need for cognitive engagement and how it is linked to physical health.

Our next stop on the yellow brick road will be alongside the Tin Man on Thursday, June 1st, 2017 from 6-7:30 pm.   The Tin Man was all brain and no heart.  Dr. Cate will be looking at how to balance the brain with a focus on our need for purpose and socialization –key to brain health.

The final stop will be on Thursday, June 15th, 2017, 6-7:30 pm.  There’s No Place Like Home–Lifestyle Changes that Make a Difference – diet, stressors, companionship, environment all affect your brain health.  We will wrap up our series with Brookdale’s chef demonstrating the ease of cooking with the Mediterranean diet as guide.

Come and share the brain health journey with Cate McCarty, PhD, ADC.  Although Cate declines the role of the master of Oz, she brings to the journey more than 40 years of hands-on experience with the joys and challenges of aging brains.  As an Activities Director, she learned the value of social interaction and engagement.  As a student, she has studied Sociology and Thanatology.  Her PhD is in aging studies with a focus on quality of life and dementia.  Her message is one of thriving, translating the latest and best in psychosocial health research.  She is the community outreach assistant for Olympian Clinical Research.

Join us at Brookdale Carrollwood to improve your brain.  We promise less flying monkeys and more red slippers and Auntie Em’.  RSVP by May 16 at 813 908-5300.