Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Alzheimer's Association to Present New Session of Popular Brain Program for Middle-Aged Individuals and Healthy Seniors

The Alzheimer's Association-Central Illinois Chapter is looking for individuals in their 40s and older as well as healthy seniors to participate in a healthy aging program called “Train Your Brain.”

The six-week program will meet from 10-11:30 a.m. on Thursdays from Aug. 2-Sept. 6 at the Central Illinois Chapter office, 606 W. Glen Ave., Peoria.

Train Your Brain was developed as part of the Association’s mission to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Each week will feature a different brain-related topic and a guest speaker.

Cost for the program is $30 per person. Participants will receive a brain stimulation activities manual and handouts for each session. A certificate of completion will be given upon conclusion of the final session. Registration is required by calling 309.681.1100 or 800.272.3900.

Can’t make those times or dates? Train Your Brain also will be offered from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from Sept. 18-Oct. 23 at the Chapter office in Peoria. Register by calling 309.681.1100 or 800.272.3900.

The Alzheimer's Association – Central Illinois Chapter is a donor supported, not-for-profit health organization serving 20 counties in northern, central, and west central Illinois. Its three office locations – Dixon, Peoria, and Quincy – provide educational and supportive services to help people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers understand and deal with the disease and its impact on their lives. For disease and caregiving information, visit the agency website at www.alz.org/illinoiscentral.