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Mah Jongg & Memory: Strategy Games and their Effect on Brain Health

Date(s) - Friday, August 12th
11:30 am CDT - 1:00 pm CDT

Jewish Museum Milwaukee

When we think of games, we tend to think of trivial pursuits; more about fun than our health. Yet games and especially strategy games like Mah Jongg effect our brains and have all sorts of side benefits. Join us as we explore the physiological and social benefits of games, while learning new strategies to improve brain health.

The panel includes:

  • Dawn Adler, Adult Day Center at the Jewish Home and Care Center
    Dawn Adler has 33 years of experience in Gerontology and Adult Day Services. She is the Director of the ReCharge Program and Adult Day Center at the Jewish Home and Care Center/Chai Point. Dawn is a National Speaker and Co-Author of Illuminate: An Integrated Curriculum for Early Memory Loss Programs.
  • Jarrett Roseberry, Postdoctoral Fellow, Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Neurology – FWC
    Jarett Roseberry is currently a second year Clinical Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellow at the Medical College of Wisconsin’s and Froedtert Hospital’s Division of Neuropsychology. He completed his master’s degree in Clinical Counseling and his PhD in Clinical Psychology at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, IL and completed his clinical internship at the University of Missouri. Current research interests include structural changes in the brain following chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
  • Dana Winkelman, Social Worker, Jewish Home and Care Center Adult Day Center and Chai Point
    Dana Rubin-Winkelman MSW, CAPSW is the Social Worker at the Jewish Home and Care Center Adult Day Center and Chai Point Senior Living. Dana’s professional area of focus has been in dementia and geriatrics, working with families throughout their challenging journey.  She evaluates clients’ needs and completes psychosocial assessments, intake, and leads care plans. She is a strong advocate for her clients and facilitates resources and referrals to community agencies, while often providing informal counseling. In addition, she also has developed and co-facilitated caregiver support groups and a community outreach program called  “Shomer Hagoof,”  which focuses on emotional and brain health techniques. She was also a presenter at the North American Association of Jewish Aging Services Conference in 2015 titled “Plugging into Possibilities: Building a Capable and Compassionate Tomorrow.”

Bring your lunch for this engaging lecture exploring the ins and outs of games and brains.

Cost: Free for member, $5 for non-members

Register here.

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