Mind & Body
Healthy Aging Presentation
At any age, there are lifestyle habits to adopt that can maintain or even 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 ‘Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research’ at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, at Manchester Community Library (MCL). This workshop will cover four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with healthy aging: cognitive activity; physical health and exercise; diet and nutrition; and social engagement. Learn what is known drawing on current research, as well as what steps to take now to improve or maintain overall health in each area. This program is free and open to the public. MCL is located at 138 Cemetery Avenue in Manchester Center. Register in advance at [email protected] or call 800-272-3900.
Chronic Illness Workshop
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is offering a Chronic Conditions Self-Management program at Grace Cottage Hospital in partnership with Support and Services at Home. The free series is scheduled for six Wednesdays, September 21 to October 26, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. The program focuses on problems common to those dealing with any chronic condition. Topics will include pain management, nutrition, exercise, medication, dealing with emotions and communicating with health care providers. It is facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are peers that may also have the same condition as workshop participants. Space is limited, so registration is required. Call 802-257-8867 for information or to