Posted April 17, 2017 in Press Releases
Contact: Sherry Gavanditti
Public Relations Media Specialist
27100 Cedar Rd., Beachwood, Ohio 44122
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Menorah Park’s Center 4 Brain Health
Receiving Great Honors
Beachwood, OH (April 12, 2017) – Menorah Park has been selected by Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging as a winner of the Promising Practices Award, based on the creation of the Center 4 Brain Health, the United States’ first non-pharmacological, community-serving brain health center located on a senior living campus.
“The Promising Practices Award honors Menorah Park for their successful outreach efforts in providing brain health resources to the larger community,” said Cate O’Brien, Director Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging. “They found a local need for this resource, and have found a way to support clients and families who are touched by brain health issues.”
Additionally, the American Society on Aging presented the MindAlert Award to the Center in March. The MindAlert Award is awarded to a mental fitness program serving the general population of older adults, developed by a nonprofit organization, for the program’s basis in research; its impact on cognitive abilities of older adults and potential for the program to be replicated by other organizations, and how the program addresses cultural, racial, ethnic or geographically diverse older adult audiences.
The Center 4 Brain Health will appear in the May/June issue of the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) magazine as a result of receiving the 2016 ICAA Innovators Achievement Award for excellence and creativity in designing programs for older adults.
“The Center 4 Brain Health has been very well received as a wonderful resource for the community. The screenings and classes we offer are in keeping with all the research demonstrating that being mindful and proactive in taking care of one’s brain health now can have a major impact on our brain health in the future,” stated the Center’s Director Krystal Culler.
As of November 2016, the Center 4 Brain Health has educated more than 2,000 older adults on a variety of brain health topics, and trained nearly 400 professionals including psychologists, social workers, counselors, nurses, and more. The center’s clients have shared positive feedback, saying the classes and resources have improved their lives.
“At Menorah Park, we embrace innovation to create new programs and services to meet the needs of our community. Our Center 4 Brain Health is a wonderful example of an innovative, high-quality approach to help those who have brain health concerns. Krystal and her team exemplify ‘Excellence in Caring’ with this program,” stated Menorah Park CEO Jim Newbrough.
The Center’s Director Krystal Culler was recently honored by The Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club, the largest young professional group in Northeast Ohio with the 2017 Northeast Ohio Top 25 Under 35 Movers & Shakers Award, which recognizes 25 young leaders under 35 years of age that have a record of excellence in their work, civic engagement and philanthropic efforts.