Living Longer & Brain Fitness Highlight Nov. 1 Radio "House Calls"
Date Posted : 11/04/2009
Interviews with a world-renowned explorer and National Geographic writer about living longer and healthier and with guests about brain fitness highlighted the Nov. 1 edition of radio "House Calls."BMA Management, Ltd., the company that manages the Cambridge House of Maryville affordable assisted living community, is a featured sponsor of the weekly show that airs from 10 to 11 p.m. on Sundays on WIND 560-AM.During the Nov. 1 show, host Dr. David Fisher interviewed Susan Schaefer, the Administrator of Heritage Woods of Huntley, an assisted living community managed by BMA, and Dan Michel, Founder of the Dakim Brain Fitness program.Heritage Woods of Huntley has incorporated the Dakim Brain Fitness program into its Wellness Program.The system takes advantage of touch-screen technology to make it easy for individuals with little or no computer skills to uses. Decades of brain health research aimed at preventing or delaying memory loss are blended with enjoyable activities that provide valuable mental stimulation, Michel explained.The brain fitness exercises are programmed into a game show format, and questions require the use of short-term memory and deductive reasoning.In the interview with Dan Buettner, Dr. Fisher explored the secrets of living a long live.Buettner is the author of "Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People who Live the Longest."In researching the book, Buettner spent five years visiting areas of the world where people tend to live longer and healthier lives.During the interview, Buettner provided tips for increasing the likelihood of living a longer and healthier life, which included de-conveniencing your home to create an environment that encourages physical activity. He also stressed the importance of watching what we eat and cultivating a sense of purpose."You can listen to the show live each week by tuning into 560-AM or by streaming via the Internet at http://560wind.townhall.com/,” says Rick Banas, Vice President of Strategic Marketing for BMA.Streaming via the Internet is especially beneficial to those who are too far away from Chicago to pick up the broadcast signal.For those who are not able to listen to this show or previous shows live or would like to hear a show again, Click here to listen to House Calls from the archive.
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