More and more senior centers are turning to Brain Training as a way to attract new older adults to their facilities. According to the National Council on Aging, there are around 11,000 senior centers in the United States. While many people have an outdated image of a senior center as being a place where people gather to lounge, watch television or play cards, many senior centers are looking to break free of that outdated stereotype by providing beneficial and engaging activities.
We all know the effects of exercise on muscles. When you work out a muscle, it grows stronger. But, if you stop exercising a muscle, it begins to deteriorate. Studies have shown that the brain reacts similarly to exercise. When you exercise it, it grows stronger, but when you stop using it, it deteriorates. That being said, it’s easy to realize that challenging your brain makes you smarter.
With that in mind, it makes sense that thousands of senior centers are looking for ways to help clients have more fun, get healthier, be engaged and feel younger. One way that they are doing that is to offer brain training that focuses on neuroplasticity, which is the brain being able to recognize and rebuild itself by forming new neural connections.
One of the most popular forms of brain training that senior centers are turning to are systems that:
- Help to improve coordination, balance, and muscular and physical endurance.
- Keep exercise fun and helping people to stay socially connected.
- Challenge people to pay close attention and make changes in direction and speed.
- Help to improve quality of life by reducing the risks for falls, improving overall balance and strengthening mobility.
- Help people to strengthen their visual and motor reaction times.
The SMARTfit Solution
SMARTfit systems help seniors work on brain training while they are also being physically active. It helps keep their physical activity fun, engaging, and they get more out of it because they are working on the brain training. By helping seniors to work on brain training, they will also help to avoid cognitive decline. At senior centers around the country, many people can engage in using the SMARTfit game system to have fun and get and stay healthier.
Senior centers that add in brain training through the SMARTfit systems will find those they serve getting healthy, having fun, and enjoying the benefits of a stronger mind and improved balance and coordination. The SMARTfit systems offers seniors a benefit that will bring them rewards in many different ways!
To get more information on using the system at your senior center, contact us at 1-800-900-8542 x 110.