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MindAlert Award


The American Society on Aging, with the generous funding from the MetLife Foundation, offers free online training and educational resources on current research and innovative programs in the non-profit sector that help older adults maintain and enhance cognitive and mental function in their later years.

Watch the 2013 National Forum on Brain Health, featuring Dr. Paul Nussbaum. The Forum was held at the annual Aging in America conference in Chicago, thanks to funding from MetLife Foundation.

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Recognizing Innovations in Mental Fitness Programming for Older Adults

The MindAlert Award is awarded to a mental fitness program serving the general population of older adults developed by a nonprofit organization. Competitive applications will clearly describe innovative features of the program; demonstrate the program’s basis in research; demonstrate the program’s impact on cognitive abilities of older adults and potential for the program to be replicated by other organizations; and include how the program or product addresses cultural, racial, ethnic or geographically diverse older adult audiences.

The winning program will receive:

  • One complimentary Aging in America conference registration
  • A one-year complimentary ASA membership
  • An opportunity to present the program to ASA audiences 

The winner will be featured in the Aging in America Conference program book, in Aging Today and Age Blog, and on this page.

Click here to submit a nomination
Deadline: October 15

ASA Congratulates the Winner of 2017 ASA MindAlert Award

Center 4 Brain Health at Menorah Park

Launched in March 2014, Center 4 Brain Health at Menorah Park in Beachwood, Ohio, is the first non-pharmacological, non-hospital-based Brain Health Center in a senior care community in the United States. Created upon four pillars of brain health—cognitive fitness, emotional wellness, social well being and personal health—the Center provides a comprehensive, integrated approach to helping campus clients, community members and professionals understand, implement and improve brain health throughout Northeast Ohio and nationally. The Center offers a variety of programs and services that are designed to complement one another and to support adults on their personal brain health and wellness journey. The Center does not require any type of brain health concern or related diagnosis to access services. Informal feedback suggests that participants are interested in learning more about the brain and the relationship between mind-body wellness. Ultimately the Center strives to lead the way to translate the latest evidence-based brain health research into everyday practices as it offers low-cost brain health programming in a non-clinical setting to community-dwelling older adults. 

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