Discussion at One Senior Place centers on ease, importance of donation

(VIERA, FL) October 15, 2021 – 16% of U.S. households contain an individual with brain impairment. And for the millions of Americans affected by neurological disorders and diseases, research may hold the key. On Monday, November 1 at 10:00 AM, One Senior Place in Viera will present a discussion with Tish Hevel, the Founder and CEO of the Brain Donor Project. The marketplace of senior resources at 8085 Spyglass Hill Road will welcome Tevel to discuss her unique non-profit organization, which connects potential donors with a brain bank in the NeuroBioBank, a network of six brain banks that make brain tissue available to neurologic researchers. The NeuroBioBank is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is the primary U.S. agency responsible for biomedical and public health research. Attendees will learn how the Brain Donor Project works and importance of donation to research. To RSVP for the Brain Donor Project, call One Senior Place, The Experts in Aging at 321-751-6771.

Barbara Fradkin, Director of One Senior Place in Viera, knows the valuable research made possible by the Brain Donor Project is vital to the patients of tomorrow.

Tish Hevel is the Founder and CEO of ‘The Brain Donor Project.’ Attendees to the November 1 presentation are asked to RSVP to One Senior Place in Viera by calling 321-751-6771. TEDX TALK 2017 IMAGES COURTESY TISH HEVEL

“Tish Hevel founded the Brain Donor Project in 2016 to help spread the word about the NIH’s national network of brain banks. The scientific research a donation allows may one day lead to prevention or cure for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s or other neurological disorders that rob us of our loved ones every year.”

According to the Brain Donor Project website, ” Each year, more people than ever before are being diagnosed with neurological disorders. While tremendous progress is being made in biomedical research, there is so much more information that neuroscientists are working to discover. Breakthroughs in brain disease depend on studies using donated post-mortem human brain tissue. Since one brain can provide tissue for dozens – sometimes hundreds – of neurological studies, an individual brain donation is a highly valuable gift that almost anyone can make.”

Donation through the Brain Donor Project is at no cost to the families of the deceased. This represents a major difference between Tevel’s program and those of other brain bank organizations. Additionally, many donors and their families report feeling “comforted during a time of loss by knowing that they are contributing to the health and well-being of future generations.”

The Brain Donor Project seminar is co-presented by the Brevard Parkinson’s Support Group, representing many of the 4,000 Brevard residents living with Parkinson’s disease.

For information on the dozens of events presented annually by One Senior Place, call 321-751-6771. One Senior Place is a marketplace for resources and provider of information, advice, care and on-site services for seniors and their families. To learn more about One Senior Place, The Experts in Aging, visit OneSeniorPlace.com.


PODCAST: Why Brain Donation? Tish Hevel Podcast Episode 24: Donate Your Brain for Parkinson’s Research | Parkinson’s Foundation

TEDx TALK: Your Brain Should Be Going Places (8:06 min) Tish Hevel https://youtu.be/r3oPHKqiEHQ

ABOUT THE GUEST PRESENTER– Ms. Hevel is founder and CEO of The Brain Donor Project, an innovative not-for-profit that exclusively supports the NeuroBioBank of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by raising awareness of the critical need for donated brain tissue and by simplifying the process to donate. Since its launch in late 2016, more than 1,300 people have signed up to become brain donors, representing all 50 states and more than 60 categories of brain diseases and disorders. Ms. Hevel began her career as a journalist, managing television newsrooms in Cincinnati, Dayton and Detroit. She later developed a communications consultancy providing strategy, content development, media coaching and relations, executive briefings, speech writing and other PR services. Her work included a month-long assignment in London on behalf of a worldwide sponsor at the London 2012 Olympic Games. She also served as Chief Communications Officer for a 42-county region of the American Red Cross. She is a mother of two sons and one dog and lives in Liberty Township, Ohio.

ABOUT ONE SENIOR PLACE– Now in its 15th year, One Senior Place, The Experts in Aging, is a marketplace of resources and provider of information, advice, care and on-site services for seniors and their family caregivers in Central and East Central Florida. Completely unique, One Senior Place at 8085 Spyglass Hill Road in Viera is a one-stop information hub and mini-mall “revolutionizing the way America shops for elder care and services.” One Senior Place is home to a wide variety of senior-focused businesses, a resource library and is the site of educational seminars and presentations for seniors. In 2008, One Senior Place was named Florida’s Small Business of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. In Brevard, they were honored as Business of the Year by the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce. A second location, One Senior Place Orlando, opened in Altamonte Springs in December of 2011. More information about One Senior Place and One Senior Place Orlando can be found on the company website at OneSeniorPlace.com or by calling 321-751-6771.