Did you know that physical exercise may encourage development of new brain cells? Did you know that keeping your brain active – by reading, writing, playing games, learning new things, doing crossword puzzles – may trigger the growth of new brain cells?
You’ll learn those facts and more at “Maintain Your Brain: How to Live a Brain-Healthy Lifestyle,” free lectures presented in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association at seven Hennepin County libraries in March and April.
Learn how to maintain a brain-healthy lifestyle and improve the way your brain works, potentially lowering risk factors for developing Alzheimer’s disease. Topics, based on scientific evidence, will focus on how the brain changes with age, how the heart and brain are connected, and how social connections and emotional health affect your brain.
The Brain Fitness Project is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in Minnesota by State Library Services & School Technology, and presented in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association.
Programs are scheduled:
• Thursday, March 10, 11:00 a.m.
Augsburg Park Library, 7100 Nicollet Ave., Richfield, 952-847-530
• Tuesday, March 22, 2:00 p.m.
Golden Valley Library, 830 Winnetka Ave. N., 952-847-5475
• Tuesday, April 12, 1:00 p.m.
Sumner Library, 611 Van White Memorial Blvd., 952-847-2875
• Wednesday, April 20, 7:00 p.m.
Rockford Road Library, 6401 42nd Ave. N., Crystal, 952-847-5875
• Thursday, April 21, 11:00 a.m.
Wayzata Library, 620 Rice St., 952-847-6150
• Wednesday, April 27, 7:00 p.m.
Plymouth Library, 15700 36th Ave. N., 952-847-5825
• Saturday, May 7, 11:00 a.m.
Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave. S., 952-847-8375
For more information, call the libraries or go online to www.hclib.org.