Saturday, March 8, 2008

Brain Games in Rhinebeck

From Garnette Arledge:

Life Long Learning Institute at Bard, Member Joanne Gelb is starting a new BRAIN GAMES class in Rhinebeck.

New participants are welcome to join the class which will meet every Wednesday at the Starr Library, 66 W. Market Street in Rhinebeck beginning March 12 at 1 PM.

Registration is not required. Just show up.

Brain Games is a fun program for senior citizens using memory games and puzzles to help them expand their brain power. A volunteer leader guides the class of all skill levels through a series of mental exercises designed to stimulate and challenge their brain.

Age-related mental decline is expected to affect nearly 84 million people worldwide by the year 2040, but according to the National Institute on Aging, recent studies have found senior citizens who exercise their brains with games using reasoning, speed and memory have long-lasting benefits.

A large study published in the December 2006 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association showed the positive effects of regular brain exercise can last five years or more.

If you have any questions, call Joanne at 876-8799.

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