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Saturday, September 7 • 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Brain Fitness for Boomers in Virtual Worlds: The Wave of the Future?

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Aging Boomers are a growing demographic in virtual worlds - seeking relaxation but also cognitive stimulation, spiritual communities, social connections, and other positive ways to stay engaged with life. In Second Life, Lynne's Whole Brain Health Fairgrounds give visitors hands-on experiences and activities that promote well-being as people age, based on current research from psychology, neuroscience, and the arts. Virtual worlds can effectively offer both education about brain fitness and actual practice of behaviors that produce a healthy lifestyle, even if participants are geographically isolated, housebound or disabled. Lynne will illustrate how the Fairgrounds offer scientifically validated programs that can lead to better lifestyle choices inworld and out.

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Lissena Wisdomseeker

Director, Ageless Mind Project
Interested in bringing a greater number of older adults into virtual worlds to increase their well being and quality of life as they grow older. Doing this through offering activities and programs known to benefit health of mind, body and spirit.

Saturday September 7, 2013 12:30pm - 1:20pm PDT
Breakout Zone 6

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