Haldimand County Public Library, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society of Haldimand-Norfolk, is continuing to offer Strengthen Your Mind workshops into 2019.
“Over 110 Haldimand County community members have completed this training since these programs were launched at the library in 2016,” said Linsday Stephens, Haldimand County Public Library’s Community Outreach Coordinator. “That is over 110 people who have enhanced their memory, developed ties with fellow community members and now have the skills and tools to keep their mind strong as they age. We are thrilled to continue this partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society and help more of our community members stay mentally fit.”
The 7 week Strengthen Your Mind workshops provide valuable and practical information for those wanting to enhance their memory. Class time includes learning new skills and participating in brain challenging exercises and activities. Topics that will be covered during the 7 weeks include memory and aging, learning styles, mental aerobics, exercise, strategies for enhancing memory, brain dominance, the five senses, stress, optimism and humour, nutrition and socialization, and library tools for mental strength.
Strengthen Your Mind workshops scheduled for 2019 include:
Caledonia Branch – 100 Haddington St.
Tuesdays as scheduled – 1:30 to 4p.m.
February 26 through April 16 (No meeting March 19)
Dunnville Branch – 317 Chestnut St.
Wednesdays as scheduled – 1:30 to 4p.m.
April 3 through May 29 (No meetings April 24 and May 22)
Jarvis Branch – 2 Monson St.
Mondays as scheduled – 1:30 to 4p.m.
May 6 through June 24 (No meeting May 20)
Hagersville Branch – 13 Alma St. N.
Tuesdays as scheduled – 10a.m. to 12:30p.m.
May 7 through June 25 (No meeting May 21)
Strengthen Your Mind workshops are free and everyone is welcome to attend. Interested individuals may register by calling the library at 289-674-0400 or visiting a library branch hosting the program.
Workshops will also be held in summer and fall of 2019 at the Caledonia, Dunnville, Cayuga and Selkirk branches.
Anyone seeking further information about library programs may contact Lindsay Thomas, Community Outreach Coordinator at 905-318-5932 ext. 6118. Additional information about programs, resources and events can be found at HaldimandLibrary.ca and on the library’s Facebook page.