Start Date: Feb. 26, 2013|
Time: 10:00 AM
Brain Health is an interactive four-part series designed to better understand our brains as we mature. It’s chocked full of tips and strategies to improve and maintain brain function.
Participants are encouraged to attend all four sessions; in case of conflicts, handouts are reserved and will be mailed at the conclusion of the series. Session will be held in Champaign, Onarga, and Danville from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Participants must pre-register at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cfiv or by calling their local Extension Office. Champaign, 217.333.7672, Ford-Iroquois, 815.268.4051, or Vermilion, 217.422.8615.
Session 1: Building a Better Memory
Aging and memory loss go hand in hand? Not necessarily, we can do things to improve our memories. Learn some strategies and techniques for improving your memory.
Session 2: FIT WITS
Keeping your wits fit is more than doing crossword puzzles and word searches? Research shows that brain health is directly related to body health! People often think more about keeping their bodies and/or heart fit, but we shouldn’t forget about our brains!
Session 3: Head Strong: Exercise Strategies to Enhance Memory and Thinking
Are you headstrong about keeping your head strong? Challenging the brain, especially as you grow older can be beneficial. Many of us enjoy working on puzzles and games that require us to think and stretch our minds. Come join us as we get together explore several exercise strategies to challenge our brain.
Session 4: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease—The Basics, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter
What’s the difference between normal age-related memory changes and more serious memory problems? What is the common cause of memory loss, risk factors, and the importance of an accurate diagnosis.
Program locations and dates. Each Session is from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Danville, 3164 N. Vermilion Street
• Session 1: February 26
• Session 2: March 26
• Session 3: April 23
• Session 4: May 21
Champaign, 801 N Country Fair Drive
• Session 1: February 27
• Session 2: March 27
• Session 3: April 17
• Session 4: May 29
Onarga, 912 W. Seminary Avenue
• Session 1: February 28
• Session 2: March 28
• Session 3: April 25
• Session 4: May 23
University of Illinois Extension offers educational programs that are aimed at making life better, healthier, safer and more profitable for individuals and communities throughout Illinois. Volunteers who serve on local Extension councils help to determine program priorities at the county level. For more information on U of I Extension programs in Champaign, Ford-Iroquois, and Vermilion Counties, please visit http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cfiv/index.html or call Champaign: 217.333.7672, Ford-Iroquois: 815.268.4051, or Vermilion: 217.422.8615.