The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) is hosting a free workshop on brain health in Effingham on Tuesday, August 4th.
The workshop, titled “Hold that Thought,” is a research-based program offered in partnership with the University of Illinois Extension. Workshop attendees will learn the common causes of memory loss, tips to improve brain health and strategies to decrease forgetfulness.
“Memory loss and dementia are common concerns for many as they get older. Keeping our brains as healthy as possible as we age should be everyone’s focus,” said IMRF Executive Director Louis W. Kosiba. “I’m thrilled IMRF is able to open attendance at the Effingham workshop to any Illinois senior interested in learning strategies to maintain healthy brain function.”
The workshop in Effingham is the fourth in a series of 16 workshops offered to IMRF retirees throughout Illinois this summer and fall. IMRF will open attendance at select workshops to non-IMRF members if additional seats are available.
The Effingham workshop, which will be offered free of charge, will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 1301 Avenue of Mid America in Effingham, Ill. Seating is limited, so advance registration is required. Same day walk-ins are not allowed. To register, call 1-800-ASK-IMRF between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.