Orange County to host Brain Health Academy

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (March 7, 2017) 
— 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 March 22 and culminating in a graduation ceremony on April 26. 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, March 15.

Curriculum Details and Schedule:

Wed, Mar 22: Kick–off Event – Dr. Dan Kaufer, MD | Chief, Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology Director, UNC Memory Disorders Program

Wed, Mar 29: 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 optimally.

Wed, Apr 5: Module II - Exercise Your Best Brain: Importance of physical activity (cardio and strength training) for optimal brain health – the why and the how.

Wed, Apr 12: Module III - Managing Life’s Transitions – Stress Reduction Systems: The importance of adopting a stress management system to support inevitable life transitions.

Wed, Apr 19: Module IV – Part A: Social Engagement / Volunteerism / Sense of Purpose / Meaning: 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.

Part B: Maximizing Cognition with Novel Learning: How music, dance and other novel learning affects the health of the brain.

Wed, Apr 26: Please note due to the closure of the series tonight it will last until 9 pm. Module V – Part A: Healthy Hearing Stimulates the Brain through Language Communications: Types of hearing complications. What assistive devices and techniques are available, and how hearing connects to the brain.

Part B: Medication Management: How Medication Management affects the Brain

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

Fee: Free

Light dinner refreshments will be served.

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, March 15.