Home Care Assistance Sonoma County to Partner with Local Senior Community on Brain Fitness and Concierge Programs

Home Care Assistance Sonoma County to Partner with Local Senior Community on Brain Fitness and Concierge Programs

Home Care Assistance will be presenting their six-part Mind Fit Series focused on enhancing brain health at Mirabel Senior Community as part of a new partnership to assist the community with caregiving needs

(SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 28, 2018) Home Care Assistance, Sonoma County, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is excited to announce that it will be hosting a fun and informative six-part series in partnership with Mirabel Senior Community in Forestville. Led by Home Care Assistance brain fitness expert and Cognitive Therapeutics Interventionist, Ann Dubell. The Mind Fit Series: Activities to Boost Brain Health, will cover proactive ways to enhance cognitive functioning, including activities used in the Cognitive Therapeutics Method™, a science-based cognitive stimulation program. The series kicked off on February 11th, 2018, and will be held on subsequent Tuesdays and Sundays at the Mirabel Lodge. This program is open to residents free of charge.

“We are really looking forward to bringing the Mind Fit Series to our residents,” said Alain Serkissian, Administrator of the Mirabel Lodge in Forestville.  “We always try to provide our residents with programs that will keep them active -- both mentally and physically.”  Home Care Assistance owner, Peter Holewinski, noted that the “Mind Fit Series always receives overwhelming positive feedback. Series attendees in other parts of the county have reported that they not only thoroughly enjoyed doing the activities but also felt the activities positively challenged their minds.”

Just like the body, the brain experiences changes in structure and function as a result of aging. While this is typical for everyone, there are positive lifestyle changes you can make to keep your mind sharper for longer. The Mind Fit Series, based on the Home Care Assistance Cognitive Therapeutics Method, draws upon existing research on enhancing mental acuity throughout the lifespan and introduces activities in a fun and engaging group format.

Below are the different sessions that make up the six-part series:

  • Session One: Social reminiscence, Current Events, Chair Stretches, Create a Healthy Snack
  • Session Two: Family Feud, Pictionary, Advice Column
  • Session Three: Trivia, Name that Tune, Logo Identification, Geographical Recall
  • Session Four: Writing, Scrambled Sentences, Word Bingo, Alphabet Soup
  • Session Five: Take Away, Letter Counting, Design Recreation
  • Session Six: Magnify, Entangled Figures, Visual Puzzles

In addition to the Mind Fit Series, the two organizations will be partnering on other initiatives. Initially, Home Care Assistance will also be providing Concierge Outings for Mirabel residents under the care of Home Care Assistance trained caregiver interventionists.  In the future, the company will also be working with Mirabel to provide interim care for future residents waiting to move into their permanent residence.

With a mission to change the way the world ages, Home Care Assistance helps seniors live well at home and senior residences through innovative offerings such as its proprietary Balanced Care Method™, which emphasizes scientifically-studied lifestyle behaviors of the longest-living people on Earth, and the Cognitive Therapeutics Method, an activities-based program designed to boost mental acuity as well as delay the onset and progression of cognitive decline. Committed to community education on topics related to healthy longevity, the company has also authored an award-winning senior wellness book series, which is comprised of seven books, including The Brain Boost: A Practical Guide to Brain Health, Mind Over Gray Matter: A New Approach to Dementia Care and Hospital to Home Care: A Step by Step Guide to Providing Care to Patients Post Hospitalization, among others. 

To learn more about Home Care Assistance, the Mind Fit Series and how they are changing the way the world ages, please visit www.homecareassistance.com  or call 707-843-4368. Home Care Assistance Sonoma County is located at 170 Farmers Lane, Suite 11 in Santa Rosa, CA near the Flamingo Hotel.


Home Care Assistance is the leading provider of home care for seniors across the United States, Canada and Australia. Our mission is to change the way the world ages. We provide older adults with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in daily care. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults. A 2017 Franchise500®, Inc. 5000 Company and one of the 50 fastest growing women-owned companies worldwide in 2017, Home Care Assistance has received numerous industry awards including Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises and Franchise Business Review’s Top 50. The company was recognized as a 2017 Endorsed National Provider by the home care industry’s leading research firm, Home Care Pulse. Home Care Assistance CEO Lily Sarafan was also named Health Care Executives’ 2016 Woman of the Year. For more information about Home Care Assistance, our services and franchise opportunities, visit http://www.homecareassistance.com.


Cognitive Therapeutics Method is a program designed to keep aging minds sharp and was developed by a team of researchers led by a neuropsychologist at Home Care Assistance. The goal of the Cognitive Therapeutics Method is to improve quality of life through a holistic approach that includes cognitive engagement, stress management, physical exercise, social interaction, recreation, sensory stimulation and a healthy diet. Home Care Assistance caregivers are trained to incorporate healthy lifestyle choices advocated through Cognitive Therapeutics Method and Balanced Care Method to help our clients lead enriched and purposeful lives. Read for more information about the Cognitive Therapeutics Method.


Mirabel Lodge is situated in the West County town of Forestville, near the Russian River.  Our property is large and sunny, with light-filled rooms, sun-drenched decks and a small garden that residents can use for fresh herbs, produce or flowers.  We measure wellness through emotional, spiritual and physical health, and pride ourselves on the variety of activities and enrichment we provide.  We are excited to be able to augment our current Alzheimer’s Program with the Cognitive Therapeutics brain-stimulating activities provided through our partnership with Home Care Assistance. We are especially proud of the quality of the meals and snacks we serve daily, prepared by our culinary trained chef who utilizes fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.  Resident safety is provided through an in-room emergency response system, secured doors, monitored smoke and fire alarms, fire sprinkler system and video monitoring throughout the property.  In addition to the Cognitive Therapeutics program, Home Care Assistance will also be providing Concierge excursions for our residents who are able to participate.

For more information visit www.mirabellodge.com