Cognitive Fitness Classes

Think of us as a Memory University or the College of the Brain.

Our center offers a variety of evidence-based brain health classes each quarter.

Each class is now assigned a “challenge level” to help participants select a class that would best fit their personal interests, goals or brain health concerns.

Challenge Level Descriptions:

Beginner: This level requires no prior experience. These classes are great for new participants to our center and learners eager to explore introductions to several different classes.

Intermediate: This level will aim to challenge you and require you to focus closely on the material to master it. Although prior experience is not required, you will be challenged!

Advanced: This is our most challenging level. A class at this level will be for our avid learners. Great for those that want an intense brain health boost while having fun along the way.

Class Information:

Our one hour cognitive fitness classes are held in the Center 4 Brain Health located in the Adult Day Center at Menorah Park.

Our fun and interactive classes are offered weekdays on  Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m. for $10 per class.

We offer special events, social gatherings and health educational events on Fridays from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for a modest fee ($10 – $15 per event).

Winter 2017 Cognitive Fitness Class
(January – March 2017)

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Still unsure which class to take?

We are happy to make suggestions based on your
personal preferences and brain health goals.

Give us a call today!

Jessica: (216) 831-6500 Ext. 187
Program Assistant, Center 4 Brain Health

 *Class schedule subject to change. Advance registration required.*

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Challenge Level: Intermediate

Get “zen-inspired” in this new experience designed to open your mind and heart to your own limitless intermediate-zentanglecreative potential. Learn Zentangle inspired patterns and creative journaling techniques to enhance your meditative drawing and writing sessions.

Please note: This class is intended for participants with previous Zentangle experience

Location Center 4 Brain Health
27100 Cedar Road
Beachwood Ohio 44122
(216) 831-6500 ext. 187
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Instructor
Lisa Ruschman, CZT
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February 20, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10.00 $10.00
February 27, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10.00 $10.00

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Challenge Level: Intermediatecolor-brain-animation
Learn how color impacts your brain and memory in this interactive memory enhancement class.

Week 1: How does color impact your memory?
Week 2: Learn Memory Enhancement Techniques Using Color

Location Center 4 Brain Health
27100 Cedar Road
Beachwood Ohio 44122
(216) 831-6500 ext. 187
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Instructor
Krystal L. Culler, M.A., DBH Candidate
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February 21, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10.00 $10.00
February 28, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10.00 $10.00

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Challenge Level: Advanced


Understand your brain from the inside out in our brain basics and neuroeducation class. Gain knowledge on the following topic areas:the-brain-know-your-brain

Week 1: What is the brain and how does it work?
Week 2: How do we learn? How are memories made?
Week 3: How does my brain age? Why do we forget?
Week 4: Where does my personality come from?

Location Center 4 Brain Health
27100 Cedar Road
Beachwood Ohio 44122
(216) 831-6500 ext. 187
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Instructor
Jessica M. Williams, B.S.
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February 23, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10.00 $10.00
March 2, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10.00 $10.00
March 9, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10.00 $10.00
March 16, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10.00 $10.00

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Challenge Level: Beginner

Vitamin N (nature) offers incredible benefits to our health and brains. Discover ways to bring nature into your life through the application of the basic principles of eco-psychology.your-brain-on-nature

Location Center 4 Brain Health
27100 Cedar Road
Beachwood Ohio 44122
(216) 831-6500 ext. 187
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Instructor
Krystal L. Culler, M.A., DBH Candidate
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February 24, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10.00 $10.00

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Challenge Level: Beginnerbilingual-brain

Enhance your intellect, improve your memory, and increase your attention by becoming a language learner in our Chinese class.

Location Center 4 Brain Health
27100 Cedar Road
Beachwood Ohio 44122
(216) 831-6500 ext. 187
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March 3, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10.00 $10.00

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Challenge Level: Beginnerbasics-zentangle

Get “zen-inspired” in this new experience designed to open your mind and heart to your own limitless creative potential. Learn Zentangle inspired patterns and creative journaling techniques to enhance your meditative drawing and writing sessions.

 

Location Center 4 Brain Health
27100 Cedar Road
Beachwood Ohio 44122
(216) 831-6500 ext. 187
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Instructor
Lisa Ruschman, CZT
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March 6, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10.00 $10.00
March 13, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10.00 $10.00

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Challenge Level: Beginnerbrain games cube

Challenge your memory and mind with a variety of cognitive exercises aimed to work out your brain. Includes riddles, logic challenges, problem solving, mind puzzles, word exercises, and many more.

Location Center 4 Brain Health
27100 Cedar Road
Beachwood Ohio 44122
(216) 831-6500 ext. 187
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Instructor
Krystal L. Culler, M.A., DBH Candidate
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March 7, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10.00 $10.00
March 14, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10.00 $10.00

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Challenge Level: Intermediatesinging bowl clip art

Want to relax or meditate easily? Learn how singing bowls can help by enjoying a short, relaxing sound bath concert to experience more of the qualities of sound energy and resonance. Explore the genesis of the bowls, how they are made and how they can be used. You will even learn how to play one!

*Participants may want to lie down on the floor for the concert – so, bring a yoga mat, pillow and/or blanket.

Location Center 4 Brain Health
27100 Cedar Road
Beachwood Ohio 44122
(216) 831-6500 ext. 187
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Instructor
Kathleen Calby
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March 10, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
15.00 $15.00

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Challenge Level: Beginnerneural-knitworks

Craft a healthy brain while creating connecting neurons with a variety of materials. Learn about the basic function and structure of neurons while participating in this collaborative project about mind and brain health.

Location Center 4 Brain Health
27100 Cedar Road
Beachwood Ohio 44122
(216) 831-6500 ext. 187
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Instructor
Dr. Mimi Becker, Ph. D.
Jessica M. Williams, B.S.
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March 13, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
0.00 $0.00

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Challenge Level: Beginnerset goal timer

Develop brain envy. Why? Because your brain health matters! Identify personal brain health risks, create brain healthy goals, and learn simple techniques to help you achieve your brain directed goals.

Location Center 4 Brain Health
27100 Cedar Road
Beachwood Ohio 44122
(216) 831-6500 ext. 187
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Instructor
Krystal L. Culler, M.A., DBH Candidate
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March 14, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
0.00 $0.00

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Challenge Level: Beginnerjoy-of-sox

Discover how the principles of energy medicine and intentionality research explain the intangibles in sports: the home field advantage, the electricity in the crowd, team chemistry and the prayers of fans. Learn how energetically savvy fans can enhance their team’s performance.

A group discussion (including Cleveland sports) will follow the film.
*Light refreshments will be provided*.

*This film is based on the book The Joy of Sox by Harvard psychiatrist Dr. Rick Leskowitz M.D.

Location Center 4 Brain Health
27100 Cedar Road
Beachwood Ohio 44122
(216) 831-6500 ext. 187
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Hosted By Center 4 Brain Health
27100 Cedar Road
Beachwood Ohio 44122
(216) 831-6500 ext. 187

Instructor
Jessica M. Williams, B.S.
Krystal L. Culler, M.A., DBH Candidate
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March 15, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
0.00 $0.00

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Challenge Level: Beginnerneuroimaging-1-gif

Get the inside scoop on the brain and take a glance at our mind on a deeper level, while learning the basics of common brain scans and their purpose.

Location Center 4 Brain Health
27100 Cedar Road
Beachwood Ohio 44122
(216) 831-6500 ext. 187
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Instructor
Jessica M. Williams, B.S.
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March 16, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
0.00 $0.00

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Challenge Level: Intermediate

Unlock your creative potential and learn a new form of visual thinking that helps individuals map their internal thought process.

Mind Mapping offers the following benefits:

  • improved memory
  • brainstorming
  • presenting
  • writing
  • note taking
  • other creative skills.

This “ultimate thinking” technique is applicable for personal, business, and educational situations

Location Center 4 Brain Health
27100 Cedar Road
Beachwood Ohio 44122
(216) 831-6500 ext. 187
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Instructor
Krystal L. Culler, M.A., DBH Candidate
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March 17, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10.00 $10.00

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2 hour event: 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

We are proud to announce that our center has been recognized as one of the most innovative active aging programs in North America from the International Council on Active Aging. Our center would like to thank you for your involvement in our programs and services.

Please join us in a celebration that recognizes the brain health success of our local community. You will connect with others who share your interest in brain health including fellow participants, class instructors and staff.

Feel energized by an afternoon of camaraderie and fun while creating memories with new and old friends. This lively event is a great opportunity to mix and mingle with people who share your personal brain health and wellness goals. Tasty light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Hosted By Center 4 Brain Health
27100 Cedar Road
Beachwood Ohio 44122
(216) 831-6500 ext. 187

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March 17, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
0.00 $0.00