Staying Sharp: Flushing - Mandarin Chinese

The Dana Foundation partnered with Vital-Life, a community organization in Flushing, Queens, and Xiaoyan Hu, a neuroscientist from the Weill Cornell Medical College to present the first ever Staying Sharp forum in Mandarin. There were 300 people in attendance at Flushing Town Hall in Queens, NY.

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  1. In preparation for this program, the Staying Sharp booklets were translated into Mandarin. The booklets were printed and distributed to the audience alongside a Chinese language version of the NYC Department of Aging's "Benefits for Older New Yorkers at a Glance."
  2. The program was presented differently than other Staying Sharp forums. It was broken into four individual lectures--based on the four factors--with accompanying PowerPoint presentations.
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  4. Xiaoyan Hu, PhD from Weill Cornell Medical College, introduced brain anatomy, normal and abnormal changes in your brain, brain disorders and importance of increasing mental activity.
  5. After Xiaoyan Hu, PhD, introduced brain anatomy, brain disorders and the importance of mental activity we moved on to the importance of physical activity with Able Yuanxia Zhang, PhD.
  6. Next, social worker Serene Nie, LMSW discussed social engagement. To go along with her presentation, audience members had received a Chinese language version of the NYC Department of Aging's "Benefits for Older New Yorkers at a Glance."
  7. Our fourth and final speaker,  Yinhsu Liu, ND, RD of the Naturopathic Wellness Center, discussed the importance of controlling your vascular risks and eating a brain healthy diet.
  8. The program ended with a ceremony to appreciate all of the great volunteers who helped make the program possible.
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