Feast for Your Brain engages both body and mind

Oct. 3, 2023
A group of dancers, two in wheelchairs, perform an interpritive dance.

Members of DanceSequences, an organization that promotes inclusion through movement and group dance, perform in the Health Sciences Innovation Building Forum during the second annual Feast for Your Brain community event.

The second annual Feast for Your Brain healthy aging community event sponsored by the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, the Precision Aging Network and MindCrowd was held Sept. 23 on the UArizona Health Sciences campus in Tucson. It included performances, presentations, music, health services, games, mind-body exercises, food and a raffle.

With over 500 attendees, the event focused on healthy aging practices with 35 information tables, 13 presenters and 11 performances by community organizations. Feast for Your Brain brings together healthy aging experts from across UArizona Health Sciences, alongside community partners and health services providers, to increase awareness about healthy aging, brain health, and the Precision Aging Network, a community-engaged brain aging research project from the Innovations in Healthy Aging strategic initiative. The network will help researchers discover how to reduce cognitive decline and age-related disease.

“September is Healthy Aging Month, and this event brings our researchers together with our community,” said Zhao Chen, PhD, MPH, professor and associate dean for research at the Zuckerman College of Public Health. “We are especially excited to have presented our program in both English and Spanish for the first time.”

Read more about the event here.