Harbor’s Edge promotes brain health with ping pong

harbor's edge logoHarbor’s Edge Retirement Living Serves Up Brain Fitness through Ping Pong, adding yet another Senior Community to the Table Tennis Charity Foundation’s mission to integrate the game and sport into the local community! Dr. Scott Sautter, neuropsychologist, of Hampton Roads Neuropsychology will present on Cross Train Your Brain covering topics involving brain health and fitness with a surprising (to some) conclusion: play ping pong!

 

Table tennis, or ping pong as it’s sometimes called, is like aerobic chess. A brain imaging study from Japan found that just 10 minutes of table tennis increases activity in the prefrontal cortex and cerebellum – in short, table tennis works the parts of your brain that improve your working memory and can directly benefit those facing Alzheimer disease, dementia, depression and mild to moderate intellectual challenges.

 

Being that Harbor’s Edge has all levels of care, the community prides itself in finding innovative ways to promote physical and mental wellness. With monthly Parkinson’s Support Groups, Brain Game series screenings and discussions and, most recently, a Zumba class, Harbor’s Edge makes wellness not only a priority but a fun way to keep our residents active.

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