Gray Matters: Training the Grownup Brain

Rita VanNorman with Northern Wyoming Mental Health speaks at the Gray Matters workshop Thursday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.
Rita VanNorman with Northern Wyoming Mental Health speaks at the Gray Matters workshop Thursday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.
Rita VanNorman with Northern Wyoming Mental Health speaks at the Gray Matters workshop Thursday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.
Rita VanNorman with Northern Wyoming Mental Health speaks at the Gray Matters workshop Thursday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn.

AARP Wyoming and Wyoming Retired Education Personnel hosted a four hour workshop Thursday at the Sheridan Holiday Inn entitled “Gray Matters: Training the Grownup Brain”. The workshop focused on how food, fitness and fun can impact the mind as it ages.

Rita VanNorman with Northern Wyoming Mental Health Center spoke about risk factors that can play a role in the onset of Alzheimer's Disease. She said that stress can be a trigger to other unhealthy behaviors.

The free workshop stressed that staying physically active, eating the right foods and socializing can all help keep the mind sharp as it ages.

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