Learn about brain health

A series of free programs on brain health will be available to the public this month. Community Caregivers, a not-for-profit based in Guilderland, and the American Association of Retired Persons, a nationwide not-for-profit serving those over 50 years old, will host three programs based on the latest scientific research on how to keep brains in good health.

“Community Caregivers is pleased to partner with AARP to bring this important information to our clients, volunteers and other community members as part of our Lunchtime Chat series,” said Community Caregivers’ Executive Director Lee Lounsbury in a release.

According to AARP, scientific experts have identified six “pillars” of brain health. These are “…keeping fit, learning more, managing stress, eating right, being social, and restorative sleep.” Program topics will explore the most up-to-date tools and resources that can be used to keep minds working and engaged.

The programs will be offered on Jan. 12, 19, and 26 at 1 p.m. and will last for approximately 45 minutes. Anyone wishing to participate should call 518-992-6661 to join. The call is free and no access code or Zoom account is needed. Please call Community Caregivers at 518-456-2898 with questions about the programs.

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