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Senior Wellness Series Kicks Off with Physical Activity and Brain Health Program on October 13

BENTON – What you do today will affect your future. Nowhere is this as true as it is in issues regarding aging. How you care for yourself through the years, physically and mentally, will impact the natural aging process. Join Family Life Educator Robin Ridgley as she shares how aging can be positive, joyful, and exciting through a senior wellness series: Keys to Embracing Aging.

The first program will be held on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 10 a.m., covering the importance of physical activity and brain health. Regular exercise is associated with decreased death and/or disability from heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and cancer. It is also related to positive psychological benefits such as improved quality of life. Just like your body needs exercise, a healthy brain also needs exercise, as it is crucial to survival, growth, and everyday success.

The free five-part series will take place on the second Thursday of each month, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Gwen Wynn Senior Center, located at 104 N. 10th St. in Benton.

Call 618-439-3181 to register. Registration is not required, but it is encouraged.