STERLING, Il.–  Keep your brain fit and healthy from the comfort of your own home! 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!

The University of Illinois Extension offers a monthly online Wits Fitness Brain Exercises Classes.  Join Extension Educator Karla Belzer as she virtually leads participants through interactive activities designed to exercise the brain to maintain and enhance cognitive function and memory.  The monthly classes are held on the fourth Monday each month on Zoom from 10 to 11 a.m.  Class dates for 2021 are: January 25, February 22, March 22, April 26, May 24, June 28, July 26, August 23, September 27, October 25, and November 22.

Each monthly class is free and open to the public and participants are welcome to join the class at any time! Registration is required to join as log on information will be emailed to each participant. For more information or to register, visit go.illinois.edu/witsfitnessonline 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.