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  • Who Says You Can't Teach Our Brain New Tricks?

    This blog is being written and monitored by Dr. Sharon Kochlany (one of the LCWA board members) who is an expert in cognitive training and executive function. She is an executive function coach and a Play Attention Certified Provider. Each week, she will share another tip to improve your cognitive skills. The brain at any age can improve. Come back each week to become more aware of what you can do so that you can ward off mental decline. Feel free to contribute to the blog as well. Writing can help executive function. Post your questions as well. Picture is copied from the Westford Senior Helpers website at: Week of January 8 Let's begin with understanding what cognitive skills are and how they relate to executive function. Keep in mind that these things can be improved and future blog episodes will explain how to do this. Simply put, "Cognitive skills are the core skills your brain uses to think, read, learn, remember, reason, and pay attention. Working together, they take incoming information and move it into the bank of knowledge you use every day at school, at work, and in life." ( Here are the major cognitive skills we use daily: Executive function is the control center of the brain. It consists of the cognitive skills listed above "... that include working memory, flexible thinking, and self-control. We use these skills every day to learn, work, and manage daily life. Trouble with executive function can make it hard to focus, follow directions, and handle emotions, among other things." (

  • Be In The Know!

    This is a place to share tidbits of knowledge with others. Add informational items that might be of interest to fellow members such as latest scams, financial advice, community services, new restaurants or shops nearby, etc.

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    The Children's Advocacy Center is always in need of gently used clothing, blankets, stuffed animals, toiletries, school supplies, etc. A great suggestion was made to package these items in a backpack, which can then also be used by the children. ​ Our focus for collections this month is on clothing for elementary age BOYS and younger (underwear, shorts, shirts), and school supplies. ​ Be mindful that food goodies do not contain peanuts or peanut products due to possible allergies .


    News! January Newsletter Calendar Share Thoughts! Special Events - Stay Tuned! LCWA is a nonprofit organization consisting of women meeting in friendship. We contribute and channel our efforts dedicating our time, services, talents, and financial aid to the Lake County Children’s Advocacy Center, to help Stop Child Abuse! We provide the children things that they don't have putting a smile on their faces. Throughout the year, we provide juice and snacks, stuffed animals, clothing, afghans, toiletries, toys, arts and crafts supplies, as well as school supplies. Our mission is to help stop child abuse! Our big fundraiser is our December Holiday Luncheon (See pictures below). We hold monthly luncheon meetings with featured speakers and entertaining activities. Come and see what we are all about and join in our efforts to put a smile on children's faces. For more information email: or call Lu 352-728-1277 or Cathy 352-728-8442 . We had such a great turnout for our Holiday Hoorah on December 8th! We presented a check for $16,424 to Brenda, the director of the Lake County Children's Advocacy Center. We raised $22,000 in all for the Advocacy this year! We all need a pat on the back for the work we have done this year. It is now time to surpass the 2022 accomplishments! To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.


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