Brain Healthy Lifestyle Series offered in Sussex County

The University of Delaware Cooperative Extension along with its Sussex Mental Fitness partners invite the public to attend Plant-Based Eating for Healthy Well-Being 101, a program on Thursday,Feb. 16 from 1-4 p.m. at the Cordrey Center in Millsboro. Cost: $5 to cover food. Please pre-register so that an accurate food count can be ordered. You may register by calling (302) 856-5815. The check-in table opens at 12:30 p.m.  Download the Brain Healthy Brochure (PDF)

The brain is the largest organ in our body, and exercising and keeping it fit is crucial to the quality of human life. Young, old, or in between, it is never too late to challenge our brain and allow it to work for us at peak capacity.

Practicing a Healthy Brain Lifestyle not only enhances your overall health by promoting exercise and nutrition, it asks your brain to work in new ways helps to prevent diseases that can manifest in our more mature years.

Healthy Eating is Tasty Eating is the first of three series focusing on maintaining  a healthy brain. The second in the series is Feel Better, Move Better, and will offer an introduction to Tai Chi & Qigong. This will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 1-4 p.m. at the University of Delaware Carvel Research and Education Center, 16486 County Seat Highway, Georgetown.  The workshop is free. Please dress for comfort!

The third Healthy Brain Lifestyle seminar, Lighten Up…Feel Great, will focus on the medicinal properties of laughter and will include a Positive Energy People Panel. Workshop is Thursday, March 15. Hours are 1-4 p.m. at the Lewes Library, 111 Adams Avenue.

For the past four years, Anne Camasso, Sussex County family and consumer science extension agent has been UD’s representative at the event. “This is the fourth year the Sussex Mental Fitness Partners have organized the Living a Brain Healthy Lifestyle program,” Camasso says.  “Each year attendance has grown and each year attendees go away talking about the great time they had.  We are pleased to offer three diverse programs and activities to stimulate the brain.  Taken together, they encourage a healthy lifestyle and balance for our brain’s well being.”

Joining Delaware Cooperative Extension as partners are the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, the Cordrey Center, and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Sussex (RSVP).

Additional Information:

Download the Brain Healthy Brochure (PDF)

Download the Brain Healthy Flyer (PDF)

Directions to Cordrey Center

Directions to UD Carvel Center

Directions to Lewes Library

 

UD Extension and partners to hold Brain Healthy Lifestyle event

The University of Delaware Cooperative Extension along with its Sussex Mental Fitness partners invite the public to attend Brain Healthy Lifestyle: Feed Your Spirit program on Thursday, April 28, 2011 from 1-5 p.m. at the Cordrey Center in Millsboro. The event is free, but pre-registration is required in order to plan for refreshments. You may register by calling (302) 856-5618. The check-in table opens at 12:30 p.m.  Please see attached flyer for more information and directions.

Healthy Brain LifestyleThe brain is the largest organ in our body, and exercising and keeping it fit is crucial to the quality of human life. Young, old, or in between, it is never too late to challenge our brain and allow it to work for us at peak capacity.

Practicing a Healthy Brain Lifestyle not only enhances your overall health by promoting exercise and nutrition, it asks your brain to work in new ways helps to prevent diseases that can manifest in our more mature years.

Researchers are discovering new pathways of prevention and unlocking the mysteries behind this fascinating control center of the human body.The stimulating program will feature topics on technology, health and nutrition, gardening and developing healthy hobbies. Featured speakers include Brent Marsh, Attracting Song Birds & Other Wildlife using Native Plants, and Dr. Kim Furtado, Effects of Stress on Memory and Stan Raskin, Laughter…Rx for a Healthy Brain.

For the past three years, Anne Camasso, Sussex County family and consumer science extension agent has been UD’s representative at the event. “This is the third year the Sussex Mental Fitness Partners have organized the Living a Brain Healthy Lifestyle program,” Camasso says.  “Each year attendance has grown and each year attendees go away talking about the great time they had.  Our new venue this year, the Cordrey Center, offers the perfect backdrop for our program.  Folks will have plenty of opportunities to ‘Feed Their Spirit.’”

Joining Delaware Cooperative Extension as partners are Delaware Technical Community College, the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Sussex (RSVP).

The Cordrey Center is located on the grounds of East Coast Garden Center, 30366 Cordrey Road. Click here for map.