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Posted on: August 20, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Aging Department to host Brain Health Academy

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The Orange County Department on Aging is proud to present the Brain Health Academy, a six-week educational program on achieving a healthy lifestyle and overall brain health.

The Academy will take place at the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday beginning Sept. 18 and culminating in a graduation ceremony Oct. 30.  Experts will share practical information and up-to-date research at each session.

The program is free. However, space is limited and participants must register by Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Curriculum Details and Schedule:

Wed, Sep 18: Kick–off Event – Dr. Patricia Leigh, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCN – Certified Brain Health Coach | Leigh Brain & Spine

Wed, Sep 25: Module I - Nutrition for a Healthy Brain & Body: Eating for brain health – what is good for the body is good for the brain. As we age, whether in our 40s or 80s, our brains and body require certain nutrients to function optimal.

Wed, Oct 2: Module II - Exercise Your Best Brain: Importance of physical activity (neuroplasticity and exercise) for optimal brain health – the why and the how.

Wed, Oct 16: Module III - Managing Life’s Transitions through Mindfulness: The importance of adopting a stress management system to support inevitable life transitions.

Wed, Oct 23: Module IV – Social Engagement/Maximizing Cognition with Novel Learning: People live longer and happier lives when they are engaged in and connected to something that gives them meaning and purpose, such as regular volunteering.

Wed, Oct 30: Module V (Please note, tonight’s session may last until 9 pm).

Module V – Part A: Healthy Hearing & Cognition: Types of hearing complications. What assistive devices and techniques are available and how hearing connects to the brain.

Module V – Part B: Brain Connection & Medication Management: How Medication Management affects the Brain.

The Seymour Center is located at 2551 Homestead Road in Chapel Hill.

A light dinner will be provided.

Join us and take charge of your brain health!

For more information and to register, please call the Seymour Center at 919-968-2070 by Wednesday, September 11.

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