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Brain Health & Community Resource Fair

Saturday, June 15, 2024

     This year's Brain Health & Community Resource Fair, co-presented by Act Now Foundation and the Hudson County Department of Health and Human Services, was a resounding success. Held on June 15, 2024, at Lincoln Park in Jersey City, the fair promoted brain health and aging while providing essential resources for seniors, families, students, caregivers, and community members.

     The event kicked off with a Welcome Announcement by Darice Toon, Director of the Hudson County Department of Health & Human Services, and Act Now Foundation’s Co-Founders Kristine Allen and Cary Lopez. Highlights included a Tai Chi session led by Pedro Delgado and seniors from West New York, fostering relaxation and physical well-being. Inside the Hank Gallo Center, the Division of Children & Youth Services offered educational activities and arts and crafts sessions.

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     Throughout the day, attendees enjoyed brain games designed to stimulate cognition, featuring optical illusions, memory challenges, and spot-the-difference puzzles. The fair also provided free health screenings, emphasizing the importance of early detection. With over 90 vendors on hand, over 900 attendees accessed valuable information and support.

     The fair's upbeat atmosphere was complemented by a lively DJ, who kept spirits high. Nutritional resources highlighted the importance of a balanced diet for brain health. The fair created an environment that fostered learning, connection, and enjoyment for all participants.

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     We extend sincere gratitude to everyone who attended or participated as a vendor. Special thanks to our co-presenter, the Hudson County Department of Health & Human Services, and our generous sponsors: Horizon, Eisai, Applause Home Care, Haven Savings Bank, Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center, and Healthier JC. Lastly, heartfelt thanks to all volunteers whose dedication made this event possible. We look forward to continuing our mission of promoting brain health and supporting our community in the years to come!

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