Boost Your Brain and Memory: A Series in Seven Parts

Worried about the health of your brain? You’re not alone! The Evanston Public Library is presenting a Boost Your Brain and Memory class for seven Monday mornings from 10:00 to 11:30, beginning Monday, May 6. Space is limited to 15 participants.

This series of workshops, each building on the previous one, will take a holistic look at brain health. Participants will learn strategies and practice new skills for better memory performance through physical activity, emotional health, intellectual health, nutrition, spiritual activity, and social engagement.

The workshops will be presented by Helen Gagel, former executive director, North Shore Village; and Audrey Thompson, ombudsman and senior advocate for the City of Evanston.

The idea for the series came out of the Alzheimer’s Community Forum, held at the Library in March of this year and attracting more than 40 people. Feedback from this event indicated a desire for greater opportunities for life-affirming education and community networking in the area of brain health.

All are welcome to the Boost Your Brain and Memory workshop, but space is limited to 15 participants. Registration for the series is required: either register online at or call Jill Skwerski at 847-448-8664. An Evanston Library card is not required for registration.

There will be six sessions of this program: Mondays May 6,  May 13, May 20, June 3, June 10, June 17, and June 24. All session all begin at 10:00 am and run until 11:30 am. The sessions will meet in the Community Meeting Room at the Main Library.


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