Loading Events

A Journey to Brain Health

April 12 at 10:00 am - 2:00 PM
Calendar
Date & Time

April 12 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Event Types :
Join us for a special event all about brain health!

Join us for a special event all about brain health! Presented by the Winter Park Health Foundation, Crosby Wellness Center and the Alzheimer’s Association of Central and North Florida, this event will provide inspirational talks, fitness demonstrations and community resources available to you and your family.

Healthy snacks from Nourish Coffee Bar + Kitchen will also be offered to empower you to make healthy eating decisions that are good for your brain.

Speakers will include:

  • Crosby Wellness Center group exercise instructor Leslie Lynch, sharing her personal story about being a young caregiver for her mother
  • Dan Jaworski, a fierce advocate fighting Alzheimer’s as a patient in his 50s
  • Denise Ward, the dedicated and passionate Development Manager of The Longest Day project at the Alzheimer Association

We’ve also invited a wide variety of local community organizations to highlight the resources, most of them free, available to those with dementia type disorders and their caregivers.

You will also learn about the benefits available here at the Center for Health & Wellbeing, Crosby Wellness Center and in our community.

Activities will include some gentle relaxation, indoor cycling demonstrations, brain bingo & more. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in our raffle giveaway for some great passes, and all visitors will receive a free one-day pass to the Crosby Wellness Center. If you’re already a member, you can share it with someone special in your life.

Stay tuned for a full schedule for the day, but save the date! Plan to join us to feel more empowered about your brain health and have a chance to support those already living with dementia-related illnesses.

This program is presented by Alzheimer’s Association of Central and North Florida and Crosby Wellness Center and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

About the Presenters:  

Leslie Lynch, the owner of Empowered Coaching, channels her journey as a young caregiver for her mother, who was diagnosed with early dementia, into her passion for assisting others in overcoming life’s challenges. Her holistic approach, rooted in evidence-based techniques, is customized to each client’s needs, aiming to foster resilience and grace in navigating adversity.   She learned how to stay sane (most of the time) and built her career on helping others do the same.

Dan Jaworski is a young man in his 50’s living with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Dan’s dedication to eradicating Alzheimer’s disease and advocating for patients and caregivers is truly admirable. His message has led him to be a national speaker and his appearances in front of Congress highlight his commitment to raising awareness and driving change in the fight against Alzheimer’s. His efforts serve as an inspiration to many, and his advocacy work undoubtedly has a significant impact on the lives of those affected by this disease.

The Alzheimer’s Association Central and North Florida Chapter serves 43 counties with education and support, as well as raising funds for critical research.

It provides education and support to all those facing Alzheimer’s and other dementias throughout our community, including those living with the disease, caregivers, health care professionals and families. It is also committed to advocating for the needs and rights of those facing Alzheimer’s disease and advancing critical research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.

Denise Ward works for the CNFL Chapter for Alzheimer’s as the Development Manager TLD/Gala.

Related Events

Nurturing Grateful Moments

It can be so difficult this time of year to take a breath, relax and focus on all there is to be grateful about. Join us for an activity that is sure to inspire deep feelings of gratitude during this upcoming holiday season. In this workshop, psychologist and artist Monica Vidal of the Atlantic Center…

See event

Forest Bathing

Enjoy a relaxed, sensory experience outdoors with certified forest bathing guide, Eve Payor of the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Enjoy a relaxed, sensory experience outdoors with certified forest bathing guide, Eve Payor of the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Forest bathing, also known as Nature Therapy, can be practiced by anyone and does not…

See event

Commons Co-Op

Sip & Shop at the Commons Co-Op! Enjoy a complimentary mocktail* while you browse from more than 30 local vendors selling hand-made, specially crafted self-care items, gift baskets, back to school necessities, essential oils, plants, produce, honey, and more! A few of the vendors attending the market this August are:Bite Out of HungerCeramics by AbellaCocobudaLove…

See event

Related Articles

June is Men’s Health Month

Men’s Health Month is commemorated each June and is dedicated to encouraging men to learn and prioritize their overall health and wellbeing. To stress the importance of Men’s Health Month, we sat with a few professionals who work for various service providers the Center for Health & Wellbeing to hear their take on how men…

Read Article

Is There an Upside to Stress?

Is There an Upside to Stress? Written by Alison Issen, MS, RN, LMHC. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. At the Center for Health & Wellbeing, we’re proud to regularly feature Community Education programs designed to support your mental health. One of our regular presenters is Alison Issen, a licensed mental health counselor and registered…

Read Article

Sustainable Living: When Healing the Earth Meets Healing Oneself 

According to the United Nations Environment Programme, sustainable lifestyles are “ways of living, social behaviors and choices that minimize environmental degradation while supporting equitable socio-economic development and better quality of life for all.” At the heart of sustainable living is an understanding about how our choices affect ourselves and eachother, and an appreciation of how those choices…

Read Article

Get the Whole Story - Sign Up for Our Newsletter

A partnership between