Butler, Mo. – The University of Missouri Extension in Bates County is offering an eight- session “Boost Your Brain & Memory: Brain Fitness Class” beginning October 11th at the Butler Senior Center, 611 W Mill St, Butler, MO 64730.
Just as you can control and improve your general physical health with good habits so, too, can you improve the health of your brain—boosting your memory and mental agility, as well as reducing your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.
According to Impact of the Education Boost Your Brain and Memory Program Among Senior Living Residents (The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 2017) “Older adult participants completed measures of brain health knowledge, use of memory techniques, physical and intellectual activity and mindfulness at baseline and after the intervention group’s completion of the course.” This class uses a whole-person approach that helps participants form new habits to live a healthier lifestyle, remember things better, be more organized, pay closer attention and regulate their emotions. Each participant will receive a workbook including memory exercises, tips on nutrition and exercise, and summaries of evidence-based research on brain health.
Classes will be held on October 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, and 28 and continues into November on the 1st and then finishes up on the 11th, from 9:30am to 10:30am at 611 W Mill St, Butler, MO 64730
There is a $40 per person cost associated with the program, due in advance. This fee covers a workbook for each participant and other associated materials.
Register by calling the Bates County University of Missouri Extension Office at 660-679-4167 by October 9. A minimum of five must enroll in order to have the class.