Harbor’s Edge promotes brain health with ping pong match - Harbor's Edge Norfolk

Dr. Scott Sautter, neuropsychologist, of Hampton Roads Neuropsychology will present on Cross Train Your Brain covering topics involving brain health and fitness with a surprising (to some) conclusion: play ping pong!

Harbor’s Edge Fitness Director, Kori Poplin, will be hosting a Ping Pong event with guest speaker, Dr. Scott Sautter, neuropsychologist, of Hampton Roads Neuropsychology.

Table tennis, or ping pong as it’s sometimes called, is like aerobic chess. A brain imaging study from Japan found that just 10 minutes of table tennis increases activity in the prefrontal cortex and cerebellum – in short, table tennis works the parts of your brain that improve your working memory and can directly benefit those facing Alzheimer disease, dementia, depression and mild to moderate intellectual challenges.

Being that Harbor’s Edge has all levels of care, the community prides itself in finding innovative ways to promote physical and mental wellness. With monthly Parkinson’s Support Groups, Brain Game series screenings and discussions and, most recently, a Zumba class, Harbor’s Edge makes wellness not only a priority but a fun way to keep our residents active.

The Ping Pong Event will be held on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 in the Grand Hall.

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