Press Release: June is National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Toledo, OHIO – June marks National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia that impact over 55 million people worldwide. Recent studies have shown that physical activity plays a crucial role in reducing the risk of
cognitive decline, emphasizing the importance of staying active at any age.

At the YMCA of Greater Toledo, we are committed to promoting physical activity and overall wellness for our community members. Our dedicated Healthy Living Programs aim to enhance wellness, reduce the risk of disease, and support participants in reclaiming their health. In line with this commitment, we are excited to announce a new initiative designed to assist in Alzheimer’s prevention.

The YMCA of Greater Toledo is proud to introduce BrainSavers, an innovative Alzheimer’s prevention program that is both fun and engaging. This instructor-led program focuses on keeping participants sharp and resilient by emphasizing six essential pillars of a total brain and body healthy lifestyle:

1. Cognitive Fitness
2. Physical Fitness
3. Social Engagement
4. Stress Management
5. Healthful Nutrition
6. Quality Sleep

BrainSavers provides a holistic approach to brain health, incorporating activities and strategies designed to improve cognitive function and overall well-being. 

To participate in BrainSavers, individuals must be members of the YMCA of Greater Toledo. Membership provides access to a wide range of resources and support through our Healthy Living department. Interested members can enroll in the BrainSavers program by visiting our website and completing an online form under the Healthy Living section. Our team is ready to assist and guide you through the enrollment process, ensuring you have the support needed to embark on this journey towards better brain health.

Join us at the YMCA of Greater Toledo in promoting a healthier, more active lifestyle and take a proactive step in Alzheimer’s prevention. Together, we can make a difference in our community’s health and well-being. For more information about BrainSavers and other Healthy Living Programs, please visit our website at or contact our Healthy Living department.


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About the YMCA of Greater Toledo

The YMCA of Greater Toledo is dedicated to strengthening the community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. With a wide range of programs and services, we aim to empower individuals to lead healthier lives and foster connections within the community. For more information, visit