STERLING, Ill –  Keeping your brain fit is important at any age!  Current research indicates that challenging the brain is one of several things you can do to contribute to your own brain health as you age.   Challenging activities is one way to train your brain and keep your wits fit! Join Extension Educator Karla Belzer as she leads participants through interactive activities designed to exercise the brain to maintain and enhance cognitive function and memory.

The University of Illinois Extension offers monthly Wits Fitness Brain Exercises Classes in Sterling and Dixon.

The monthly class in Sterling will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Whiteside County Extension office, 12923 Lawrence Road, Sterling.  Class dates for 2021 are:  Jan 21, Feb 25, March 25, April 22, May 27, June 24, July 14, Aug 26, Sep 23, Oct 28, and Nov 10.

The monthly class in Dixon will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the KSB Town Square Centre, 101 West Second Street, Dixon, on the third floor.  Class dates for 2021 are:  Feb 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 21, July 12, Aug 9, Sept 20, Oct 12, Nov 8, and Dec 13.

Face masks are required for participation and social distancing protocols will be followed. Each monthly class is free and open to the public! Registration is not required, but appreciated.  Participants are welcome to join the class at any time. 

For more information on the Sterling location, visit the University of Illinois Extension event calendar at go.illinois.edu/witsfitness or call 815-632-3611.

For more information on the Dixon location, visit the KSB Community Wellness event calendar at www.ksbhospital.com/events or call 815-632-3611. 

 

WRITER: Karla Belzer, Family Life Educator, University of Illinois Extension, kbelzer@illinois.edu

ABOUT EXTENSION: Illinois Extension leads public outreach for University of Illinois by translating research into action plans that allow Illinois families, businesses, and community leaders to solve problems, make informed decisions, and adapt to changes and opportunities