wilf-maurice-mahler-blogSometimes those hot days of summer can leave us feeling a little hazy and forgetful, or maybe our memories could generally just use a little helpful sharpening. A fun and informative opportunity for enhancing one’s memory, “Fun with Memory Games,” has been planned by The Oscar and Ella Wilf Campus for Senior Living on Thursday, August 13, to help seniors flex their memory muscles!

Participants are invited to test and strengthen their memories with a number of fun and interactive games from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. during the program, which will be led by Wilf at Home executive director David Rosenberg at the Jewish Family Services at 52 Concordia Shopping Center in Monroe Township.

“Fun with Memory Games is an interactive program to help mature adults exercise their brains and also teach them games they can easily practice at home,” said Rosenberg.

Memory games will include “Make a Movie,” which helps people remember lists, name games to help recall names and word games that challenge one’s vocabulary.

“These games help participants to organize information to help remember important items like the grocery list and directions to the doctor,” he added.

“Research shows that memory games can increase concentration and strengthen the ability to recall information,” noted Rosenberg.

Another exciting and educational way to sharpen one’s memory is by learning about something new. The Wilf Campus will sponsor another opportunity on Tuesday, August 25, during a presentation about the great Jewish art master Marc (Zakharovich) Chagall.

Robert Hughes, an art critic, referred to Chagall as “the quintessential Jewish artist of the 20th century. He was associated with various artistic styles and created works in different medium, including painting, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, and more.

Pictured above, Maurice Mahler, Rutgers Art Professor, will lead the special lecture and a film viewing about Chagall’s life and artistry from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Jewish Family Services.

These August events are sure to inspire mature adults to keep their memories strong and challenged, assures Rosenberg.

The programs are free but we ask that you register in advance by calling (609) 480-4374 or by emailing info@wilfcampus.org.

The Oscar and Ella Wilf Campus for Senior Living is comprised of Stein Assisted Living, Jaffa Gate Memory Care Neighborhood at Stein Assisted Living, Stein Hospice, Wilentz Senior Residence, Wilf Transport, Wilf At Home, and The Foundation at the Wilf Campus. For more information, contact us at (732) 568-1155, info@wilfcampus.org or visit us at www.wilfcampus.org.