Healthy brain lifestyle goal of Staying Sharp

Megan Hookey, vice president of the National Retired Teachers Association, will be presenting “The Secrets of Staying Sharp,” Sept. 29 from 9 to 11:45 a.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott at Coconut Beach.

The presentation, hosted by the AARP, is free but registration is required.

Registration can be done online at stayingsharpkauai.eventbrite.com, or by calling 1-877-926-8300.

During the presentation, Hookey will be presenting the current advances in brain research, discussing how the brain changes with some of the nation’s top neuroscientists as people age and how a person can create a brain healthy lifestyle.

Also in the discussions and presentations are simple physical activities people can work into their daily routines. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

The Federal Government recently replaced the food pyramid with “My Plate,” and people can find out more about this as well as how to use it in managing their diets.

Participants are also encouraged to bring a canned good, or a bag of rice to help Hawai‘i’s hungry families as part of the Drive to End Hunger, and AARP initiative.

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