Arizona & Ohio (January 28, 2021)—Because COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted the brain health of vulnerable populations—aging adults, care partners, and individuals with dementia—Arizona-based Musical Memory Care and Ohio-based Virtual Brain Health Center (VBHC) have teamed up in a free, weeklong and nation-wide, live streaming brain health event during global Brain Awareness Week, March 15-21, 2021.
“Providers of community-based services and long-term care are amongst the worst impacted as they grapple with social care service provisions during this global pandemic,” said Dr. Krystal Culler, DBH, M.A., founder and creative director of the Virtual Brain Health Center. “As a result, we are thrilled to provide the ultimate in brain health and wellness services virtually; and I look forward to teaming up with Musical Memory Care during this inaugural series of programming to offer these services.”
Free workshops, lectures and sessions, facilitated by multiple collaborative partners, will be offered three-times daily, Monday through Sunday, during this awareness week. The inaugural event, hosted by VBHC, will be divided into three categories: 30-minute physical activities with mindful fitness experts; 45- to 60-minute cognitive engagement-based lectures with industry experts; and 30- to 45-minute personal, well-being programs with expert practitioners who will share information about the impact brain science has on people’s lives. Sessions will occur daily at 11a.m., 2p.m., and 7p.m. EST. All are welcome to attend. Registration is required at Brain Awareness Week-2021.
Shannon Wallace, CDP, B.A., and founder and CEO of Musical Memory Care said, “I and my workshop program are delighted to be partnering with Dr. Culler and the VBHC for an innovative, nation-wide, and unprecedented week filled with mindful content that advocates for and supports brain wellness of families, individuals, care partners, and providers.”
Launched November 2020, the Virtual Brain Health Center aims to offer a practical solution to the communities by addressing brain health, memory care and wellness programs. Driven by the vision to provide purpose for brain health optimization, the VBHC offers practical solutions that augment brain wellness through online services. VBHC currently supports a city-wide brain health and wellness initiative with Middleburg Heights, Ohio as well as individuals across 10 states and three countries.
Launched June 2020, Musical Memory Care provides virtual and interactive live streaming and on-demand music, movement and memory workshops that aim to serve active adults and those of all ages living with all stages of dementia and cognitive impairment, along with their care partners. Driven by the vision to create a technologically innovative and accessible way to support, stimulate and engage those who are tightly remaining within the safety of their current environments, Musical Memory Care seeks to provide a shared sense of community and teamwork, evoking endless possibilities of emotional, mental, physical and verbal responses no matter the physical or mental ability or limitation. Program supporters currently include Barrow Neurological Institute, AARP-AZ, Alzheimer’s Association—DSW Chapter, and the Arizona Commission on the Arts.
For more information about the VBHC Brain Awareness Week: Brain Awareness Week-2021
For more information about Virtual Brain Health Center and Dr. Krystal L. Culler, DBH, M.A.: virtualbrainhealthcenter.com
For more information about Musical Memory Care and Shannon Wallace, CDP, B.A.: musicalmemorycare.com