A new shipment of "The Brain Game: Fun Ways to Help Your Baby's Mind Grow" booklets were delivered to Brookings Health System to distribute to the parent(s) of every baby born in 2019. The Brookings Rotary Club is sponsoring this community health education project in partnership with Brookings Health System. The Brain Game was developed by pediatricians, neonatologists and child development specialists as a "how to" guide for parents raising children from birth to three years of age. This booklet was developed as a health education project of the La Crosse Rotary Club of Wisconsin for distribution to parents of newborn infants at their hospital. Today, the booklet, recently updated, has been made available and adopted by many other Rotary Clubs in the U.S. for health education projects in their community.
The idea for implementing this project came from Marcia and Larry Janssen visiting the Lacrosse Rotary Friendship Booth at the 2017 Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. The Brain Game project was featured and carefully explained how other Rotary Clubs could adopt and implement this project with their local hospital. A District 5610 Grant was received to help fund this Brookings Rotary Club project.
Pictured (L-R): Marcia Janssen, Brookings Rotary Club, Sara Schneider, Brookings Health System Foundation Director, Mary Schwaegerl, BHS Obstetrics Director, and Larry Janssen, Brookings Rotary Club.