March 5, 2024 @ 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Free Healthy Living for Brain and Body Program Hosted by Geary Family YMCA in Fostoria Scheduled


TOLEDO, OH—Feb. 27, 2024—The Geary Family YMCA at 154 W Center St. in Fostoria will be the location of a free Healthy Living for Brain and Body program presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter. Open to the public, the free program will be on Tues., March 5 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Pre-registration is recommended for all events. To register, call the Alzheimer’s Association’s 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900. Free educational programs are offered monthly throughout Northwest Ohio. Visit www.alz.org/crf and search by zip code to find local programs.


Healthy Living for Brain and Body

New science is providing insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help keep both the brain and body healthy. Participants who join this program will learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help them incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.


“This program is excellent for anyone concerned about keeping a healthy brain and body, which are interconnected,” said Pam Myers, program director of the Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio and Central Ohio Chapters. “We will share strategies to help you age well and reduce your risk of developing dementia.”


Physical activity, healthy diet, and staying socially and mentally active have long been listed among modifiable risk factors that could prevent or delay the development of dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association “2023 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures.” Recent research also has found a tie between eating ultra-processed foods and risk of dementia.


There are 493,000 people caring for 220,000 Ohioans older than 65 living with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association Facts and Figures report. The number of Ohioans living with Alzheimer’s is expected to increase to 250,000 by 2025.


To learn more about Alzheimer’s or other dementia and to access free support and resources, visit alz.org/nwohio.com or call the Northwest Ohio Chapter at 419.537.1999 or the 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.