Palm Health Foundation Launches Month-Long Series to “Train the Brain”

Palm Health Foundation is aiming to have everyone in Palm Beach County focused on brain health during the month of October for its second annual “Train the Brain” campaign. The foundation is offering a calendar full of free events for every generation and interest—from improving sleep, to art therapy, to healthy cooking demos—all with the intention of helping residents understand that taking care of the brain is just as important as taking care of the rest of the body.

The public health campaign is one example of the foundation’s evolution from funding mostly clinical healthcare towards a focus on lifelong well-being to help all residents thrive and reach their full health potential. The campaign’s website at www.TraintheBrainPBC.org
provides a calendar of events, advice to integrate self-care behaviors into daily routines, and suggestions for showing compassion to individuals with acute and persistent mental health conditions. It also encourages visitors to take the “Brain Health Pledge” to commit to improving brain health.

Support for mental health conditions has claimed the top spot of Palm Beach County’s greatest unmet health needs for several years in a row and the foundation has responded by deepening its commitment.

“As a community health foundation, it’s our responsibility to create impact where it’s needed most,” said Patrick McNamara, CEO of Palm Health Foundation. “That’s why we strive for engagement at every level—from grass roots efforts like Train the Brain all the way up to our $1 million Better Brain Health fundraising campaign that will provide opportunities to donors to support education and training, advance research, and spearhead innovations in brain health.”

The grand finale of the Train the Brain campaign will be the Better Brain Health Luncheon, sponsored by Jupiter Medical Center’s Calcagnini Center for Mindfulness on November 1, 2018 at the Kravis Center Cohen Pavilion. The luncheon will feature keynote speaker and TED Talk “All-Star,” Helen E. Fisher, PhD, a pioneer in the research of human personality and the neurochemistry of leadership. Tickets are available at www.PalmHealthFoundation.org.

A full calendar of free Train the Brain events is located at www.TraintheBrainPBC.org. Below are several highlights of the diverse opportunities available throughout Palm Beach County.

OCTOBER 4, 2018: BETTER BRAIN HEALTH: COMBAT THE SIDE-EFFECTS OF CANCER TREATMENT
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Tools to Tackle Treatment

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC / FREE TO PARTICIPATE

Registration is required at jupitermed.com/events
or call 561-263-2628.
Location: Raso Education Center on Jupiter Medical Center’s Campus
1266 S. Old Dixie Hwy, Jupiter, FL 33458

Hwy, Jupiter, FL 33458

561-263-2234

OCTOBER 11, 2018: SLEEP AND BRAIN HEALTH – A VITAL CONNECTION
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Featuring Sheila Griffin, MPA, Calcagnini Center for Mindfulness and Neal Nay, RPSGT, RST, Manager, the Sleep Center at Jupiter Medical Center

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC / FREE TO PARTICIPATE

Registration is required at jupitermed.com/events, or call 561-263-2628.

Location: Raso Education Center on the Jupiter Medical Center Campus
1266 S. Old Dixie Hwy, Jupiter, FL 33458

561-263-2234

OCTOBER 19, 2018: THE HABIT OF HAPPY: AN HONEST CONVERSATION ABOUT CHOOSING SUCCESS
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Ryann Watkin, creative educator and writer, will facilitate a discussion around the basic science of the brain, strategies for incorporating “happy” into daily lives, and how to get into a synergistic flow with thoughts, emotions, and actions. Light bites provided, including a chocolate tasting provided by Deep Culture Chocolate.

Hosted by Healthier Lake Worth, The Book Cellar and Palm Health Foundation.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC / FREE TO PARTICIPATE

Registration: SPACE IS LIMITED – RSVP to [email protected]

Location: The Book Cellar, 801 Lake Ave., Lake Worth, FL 33460

OCTOBER 21, 2018: TRAIN THE BRAIN “YIN FOR A CAUSE” AT SOUL SPACE YOGA & WELLNESS
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

An exclusive, guided Yin yoga experience. Yin yoga is a gentle, calming experience that not only stretches the muscles, but also relaxes the mind through meditation.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC / FREE TO PARTICIPATE; donations accepted at palmhealthfoundation.org.

Registration: Space is limited; please email [email protected] to reserve your spot.

Location: Soul Space Yoga & Wellness, 480 Hibiscus St. #109, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

OCTOBER 25, 2018: TRAIN THE BRAIN ART MEDITATION EXPERIENCE
12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

Ellaine Peck, art therapist and master level clinician, will guide attendees through a visual journaling workshop. Participants will come away from the experience with a new self-care technique that they can bring into their daily lives to help reduce stress and maintain calm. Light lunch and art supplies provided.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC / FREE TO PARTICIPATE

Registration: Space is limited; please email [email protected] to reserve your spot.

Location: Palm Healthcare Pavilion, Board Room on 2nd floor, 5205 Greenwood Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407

OCTOBER 29, 2018: HEALTHY COOKING FOR THRIVING COUPLES AND FAMILIES – COOKING DEMO WITH CHEF MICHAEL SCHENK
5:30 – 6:45 p.m.

A healthy cooking demo with Chef Michael Schenk.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC / FREE TO PARTICIPATE

Registration: Must register to participate; please email [email protected] to reserve your spot.

Location: Farmer’s Table Oak Room, 1901 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431

About Palm Health Foundation

Palm Health Foundation is Palm Beach County’s community foundation for health. With the support of donors and a focus on results, the foundation builds strong community partnerships, respects diverse opinions, advocates for its most vulnerable neighbors and inspires innovative solutions to lead change for better health now and for generations to come. Palm Health Foundation has invested more than $75 million in Palm Beach County health since 2001. For more information about PalmHealth Foundation, visit PalmHealthFoundation.org or call (561) 833-6333.