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Brain Exercise and Training Program

201 North Craig St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

412-383-6010

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Cognitive & Physical Stimulation

The BRiTE Wellness Program provides a novel, integrated, multi-modal program to promote brain health among individuals with known or suspected brain injury, by engaging them in physical, cognitive, and artistic activities to promote healthy brain structure and function, and to stimulate compensatory strategies.

Programs We Offer

Aerobic Activity: group activities designed to increase heart rate and respiration.

Cognitive Stimulation: individual computer-based activities in a group setting to help stimulate cognitive function.

Balance Training: use of individual balance activities to help with gait and station.

Cognitive Strategy: group activity to help simulate the development of specific strategies

Strength Training: weight lighting, stretching, yoga.

About Us

The BRiTE Wellness Program was developed by a team of like-minded scientists at the University of Pittsburgh with expertise in cognition and behavior. The goal was to create a setting that would help individuals with mild impairments in cognition to work to stimulate their brain with a goal of improving overall health and wellness.

BRiTE was created through a series of generous contributions from donors who wanted to help provide these services to the people of Pittsburgh

Activities are scheduled at hourly intervals, with changing sequences from day-to-day. BRiTE members can attend as many or as few as they like. The activities are scheduled on a rotating basis, and the schedule is available on-line and at the program center.

 

CURRENT SCHEDULE

Monday Classes

Wednesday Classes

Friday Classes

Movement

Movement

Movement

9:00

 

 

 

 

 

10:00

Circuit Training

 

Strength & Conditioning

 

Wake Up Yoga

11:00

Strength & Conditioning 1

 

Stretch & Balance

 

Balance

12:00

Strength & Conditioning 2

 

 

 

Coordination Training

12:00

 

 

 

 

 

1:00

Yoga

 

Yoga

 

Walking

2:00

Walking

 

Sports

 

 

3:00

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Expression

Creative Expression

Creative Expression

10:00

Creative Expression

 

Creative Expression

 

Creative Expression

11:00

Artist Showcase

 

Art Expression

 

Crafts

12:00

 

 

Health & Nutrition

 

Mindfulness

1:00

Improv

 

 

 

Computer Basics

2:00

Game Play

 

Scrapbooking

 

Gardening

3:00

Journaling

 

 

 

Game Play

Music

Music

Music

9:00

Marimba Level 2

 

 

 

Marimba Level 2

10:00

Marimba Level 1

 

Rhythm Circle (12pm)

 

Marimba Level 1

1:00

Beginners Marimba

 

Music Expression

 

Beginners Marimba

2:00

Music Performance

 

Music Discussion

 

Music Performance

 

BRiTE Benefits From Leading Edge Rehabilitation Research

       The BRiTE Program is designed based on the results of research studies showing the benefits of both traditional and computerized cognitive stimulation programs on cognitive change.

       Cognitive strategy training is a unique program component designed to assist BRiTE participants with daily activities learning to work around any cognitive limitations.

       Physical activities are designed to reduce frailty, increase strength and endurance, and improve balance and stability.

 

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