Get a heads up on brain health

Alzheimer Society of B.C. to offer brain health workshop in Kelowna on Jan. 29.

  • Jan. 25, 2016 5:00 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 the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C.

The Society brings its free “Heads Up! An Introduction to Brain Health” workshop to Kelowna on Friday, January 29, 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.

Anyone interested in brain health is welcome to attend the session. It runs from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Alzheimer Society Resource Centre, 307-1664 Richter St. Pre-registration is required, by calling 250-860-0305 or emailing

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

More information on living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is available at



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