Brain Boosters

Give your brain a boost!
Did you know that doing puzzles like crosswords and word searches are a great way to keep your brain active, and that social activity can have a positive impact on your brain health? There are educational opportunities and resources available for you to help you learn how you can reduce your risk of dementia and boost your brain! 

Annual Event: Brain Booster Workshop & Expo

Our 4th Annual Brain Booster Workshop & Expo was held at the Goff Hall (318 Finkle Street, Woodstock) on Monday November 4th beginning at 6:30-8:30 pm. We are busy planning our next Brain Booster for this coming Fall. Stay tuned for updates as we get closer to November 2020. 

Our 2019 Brain Booster guest speakers included Dr. Bonnie Purcell, Bonnie Olechno, and Clara Fitzgerald. The three speakers discussed different aspects of one's lifestyle and how to reduce the risk of cognitive impairment, focusing on how mood, mindfulness, and physical activity can affect brain health.To get a quick recap of their presentations and their professional experience, visit the three links below! 

An image of a smiling Dr. Purcell


Dr. Bonnie Purcell, Ph.D., C.Psych., London Health Sciences Centre



A smiling Bonnie Olechno


Bonnie Olechno, R.N., CMHA Oxford




A picture of a smiling Clara Fitzgerald


Clara Fitzgerald, Executive Director, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging 



Free Education Series - Reducing Your Risk of Dementia
The Alzheimer Society of Oxford frequently presents a free three-week education series titled Reducing Your Risk of Dementia. Our next series will take place in February, 2020. This series will teach you things you can do to reduce your risk of dementia. Visit our education page to learn more about this series, and when it will be available in your area.

Activities, Games, and Information
The Alzheimer Society of Canada has created a special webpage with activities, games, and brain health information for you.  Click here to visit this page.  This page will open in a new window.

Brain Booster Sponsors