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GALION – The Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter will hold an educational program on the topic of healthy aging for all community members and those impacted by the disease.

The hour-long event will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at Galion Golden Age Center 301 S. Market St.

At any age, there are lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or even potentially improve our health. These habits may also help to keep our brains healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline.

To help people age well, the Alzheimer’s Association is offering the Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research program. This workshop covers four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with healthy aging:

· Cognitive activity.

· Physical health and exercise.

· Diet and nutrition.

· Social engagement.

In each area, we will discuss what we know, drawing on current research, as well as what we can do — steps to take now to improve or maintain overall health in each area.

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research is designed for individuals of any age who are looking for information on ways to age as well as possible.

“We all want to age well” says Pam Myers, Program Director of the Chapter. “We have learned a lot on how to care for our hearts - it only makes sense now to also learn how to take care of our brain”.

Please register online at alz.org/nwohio or call 1-800-272-3900.

In the United States alone, more than 5 million individuals are living with Alzheimer’s and 16 million are serving as their unpaid caregivers. The disease is a global crisis that impacts numerous families right here in our community. However, no one has to face this disease alone or without information.

About the Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information on the Alzheimer’s Association, call 1.800.272.3900, or visit alz.org.

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