Huntley Administrator Guest on Nov. 1 "House Calls"
Date Posted : 10/26/2009
Susan Schaefer, Administrator of Heritage Woods of Huntley, and Dan Michel, founder of Dakim Brain Fitness, were guests on the Nov. 1 edition of radio “House Calls.”During the show, which airs weekly on Sundays from 10 to 11 p.m. on WIND-AM 560, host Dr. David Fisher focused on brain fitness.The Heritage Woods of Huntley assisted living community, which BMA opened this past summer in Huntley, Illinois, has incorporated the computerized Dakim Brain Fitness system into its wellness program. The system, which takes advantage of touch-screen technology to make it easy for individuals with little or no computer skills to use, combines decades of brain health research aimed at preventing or delaying memory loss with enjoyable activities that provide valuable mental stimulation.Brain fitness exercises are programmed into a game show format and include stories, film and music clips, anagrams, and narrated literary passages with special effects. Games include Famous People and Little Known Facts, Word Matching and Jukebox Jitterbug. Questions require the use of short-term memory and deductive reasoning. The Nov. 1 edition of "House Calls", also featured an interview with Dan Buettner, a world-renowned explorer and writer for National Geographic.In the interview with Buettner, Dr. Fisher explored the secrets of living a long live.Buettner is the author of "Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People who Live the Longest."In researching the book, Buettner spent five years visiting areas of the world where people tend to live longer and healthier lives.During the interview, Buettner provided tips for increasing the likelihood of living a longer and healthier life, which included de-conveniencing your home to create an environment that encourages physical activity. He also stressed the importance of watching what we eat and cultivating a sense of purpose.BMA Management, Ltd., the company that manages Heritage Woods of Huntley, is a featured sponsor of the weekly "House Calls" radio show as part our efforts to enhance the quality of life for older adults and their families.Dr. Fisher, who hosts the show, is a Board Certified Gerontologist. During the show, he also discusses the latest health care headlines and takes phone calls."You can listen to the show live each week by tuning into 560-AM or by streaming via the Internet at http://560wind.townhall.com/,” says Rick Banas, Vice President of Strategic Marketing for BMA.Streaming via the Internet is especially beneficial to those who are too far away from Chicago to pick up the broadcast signal.For those who are not able to listen to this show or previous shows live or would like to hear a show again, Click here to listen to House Calls from the archive.To read related articles on brain fitness programs being used in assisted lifestyle communities, Click hereAnd click here.Senior living provider BMA Management is dedicated to bringing more affordability to assisted living in Illinois.
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