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

 

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