Course Description: This course is designed for those who are interested in the new brain research on how to be a superb-ager at all ages and stages of life. In this fun and participatory class, we will learn about the neuroscience of the aging brain: its strengths, as well as its challenges, and what we can effectively do about it.
Using a participatory approach, we will start with the basics of how the brain constructs meaning, processes information, and creates sustainable memory. We will continue by highlighting how to improve brain functioning, well-being, and resilience. We will end with what the new brain research identifies as the most powerful superb-ager strategies needed for establishing and maintaining well-being, resiliency and happiness at all stages and ages of our lives.
The participants will learn:
1) the surprising new neuroscience of learning, memory, well-being, and resiliency.
2) the concept of energy management and resiliency, and how to maintain physical and emotional equilibrium.
3) how to use their natural personality traits more effectively, to avoid an overdone strength becoming a weakness.
4) neuroscience-based strategies for becoming a Superb-Ager; and
5) how to develop a personally tailored, individualized action plan for becoming a better Superb-Ager for current and future stages of life.
Instructor: Dr. Rita Brodnax earned her doctorate in leadership focusing on curriculum, and applying brain research to teaching, learning and communication. She has had culturally diverse and in-depth experiences in the education and business fields from teacher to administrator, professional development coordinator to consultant. Dr. Brodnax is passionate about creating engaging programs that allow participants to experience firsthand the power, delight and real-world benefits of using their brains better.
Schedule: 6 Sessions, Mondays, Feb 19, 26; March 4, 11, 18, 25; 11:30am–1:00pm
Location: Room 201, St. Peters Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach
Material: none required