Free gray matters workshop available in Green River; Topics will focus on keeping on brain health, nutrition, investment and exercise

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Topics will focus on keeping on brain health, nutrition, investment and exercise.

GREEN RIVER —  AARP Wyoming is partnering with local businesses and health care providers to host “Gray Matters: Training the Grownup Brain” on October 7, at the Golden Hour Senior Center from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The community partners supporting the event include AARP, Golden Hour Senior Center, Rock Springs Family Practice, Sweetwater County Library System, Mission at the Villa, Mission at Castle Rock, SW WRAP, WWCC, Synergy Fitness and Wellness, Liquor Depot, Sweetwater County Community Nursing, Rocky Mountain Home Care, Castle Rock, MHSC, Sodexo, and Deer Trail Assisted Living.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Melinda Poyer. Shauna Erramouspe will also be presenting on Brain Health and Nutrition as well as Lorna Lang (owner of Synergy Fitness and Wellness) on Fitness and Brain Health.

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Increasing evidence shows that healthy lifestyle habits, such as being heart smart, eating a brain-healthy diet, staying physically and mentally active, and staying socially involved contribute to healthier aging and might also decrease your risk for dementias or Alzheimer’s diseases.

Brain health plays a critical role in almost everything we do – thinking, feeling, remembering, working, playing, and even sleeping. There are a number of things you can do to help keep your brain healthier as you age.

But you need to know how and what to do to keep your brain healthy. And that is the goal behind “Gray Matters: Training the Grownup Brain.” Experts in the field of medicine, nutrition, exercise will guide you through on how to train your brain and keep it healthy for years to come.

The training will have three distinct seminars that focus on aging on the brain, making the right choices in nutrition, and fitness and wellness for your mind and body. The workshop is sponsored by AARP Wyoming, Golden Hour Senior Center, Memorial Hospital, and Deer Trail Assisted Living.

In addition, dinner will be provided to registered attendees. Seating is limited, so register now by calling 872-3223.

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for Americans 50+ and the world’s largest-circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for the 50+ audience; AARP VIVA, a bilingual lifestyle multimedia platform addressing the interests and needs of Hispanic Americans; and national television and radio programming including My Generation and Inside E Street. The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org.