Vernon residents get heads up on brain health

the Alzheimer Society of B.C. brings its free Heads Up! An Introduction to Brain Health workshop to Vernon Sept. 15.

  • Sep. 6, 2015 2:00 p.m.

Your muscles aren’t the only things that need a regular workout.

“Healthy aging is important for everyone, and it is essential not to forget the health of your brain as well,” says Carly Gronlund, the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s support & education coordinator for Vernon and the North/Central Okanagan.

The society brings its free Heads Up! An Introduction to Brain Health workshop to Vernon Sept. 15, offering strategies for actively engaging in protecting and maintaining the brain.

“Participants will learn how to set goals for improving the health of their mind, body and spirit,” says Gronlund.

Anyone interested in brain health is welcome to attend the session. It runs from 1 to 3 p.m. at The People Place, 3402 – 27th Ave. Pre-registration is required. For information and to register contact Gronlund at 1-800-634-3399 or cgronlund@alzheimerbc.org.

The workshop is free thanks to partial funding by the Province of B.C., Provincial Employees Community Services Fund, Seacliff Foundation, RBC Foundation, Phyliss & Irving Snider Foundation, Victoria foundation, Paul Lee Family Foundation, Merck Canada, Community Connection Health Foundation, Margaret Rothweiler Charitable Foundation, Cadillac Fairview, Lohn Foundation, Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation, Pfizer Canada Inc., Kaatza Foundation, London Drugs Foundation, Wheeler Family Foundation and by the generous contributions of individual donors.

More information on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and resources for living with their impact, are available at www.alzheimerbc.org.