Our most recent Staying Sharp session took place last Saturday in New Haven, CT. Despite the impending snow storm, 100 people turned out for the panel discussion and brain fair on Yale’s campus. The panel of experts from the Yale University School of Medicine treated the audience to a presentation on the anatomy of the aging brain and Alzheimer’s disease. The panelists fielded a wide range of questions, from the link between glucose and memory to the potential influence of environmental toxins on the brain. Following the session, a group of Yale neuroscience graduate students hosted a brain fair, which included optical illusions, brain quizzes, demonstrations of the sense and nerve conduction, and brain samples.
After the success of Staying Sharp in New Haven, we are excited for two more upcoming Staying Sharp events in New York City: the first on Saturday, November 12th and the second on Saturday, November 19th. The November 12th event will be geared towards brain health issues affecting the Hispanic community, while the event on the following weekend will address brain health issues that are particularly relevant in the African American and Black communities.
Both events will begin at 10 a.m. with a panel discussion followed by an Q&A session. Then, from 12-1 p.m., we’re hosting another two brain fairs with interactive demonstrations, exhibits, quizzes, and games. If you’re in the New York area, be sure to check out one of these two free events.
The November 12th Staying Sharp will be held at Hunter College in the Hunter College West Building on the southwest corner 68th Street & Lexington Avenue. The event on the 19th will be at Lighthouse International on 111 E. 59th Street. The events are free and fill up quickly, so please reserve your spot now. For reservations, please call 1-877-926-8300, and for more information, please visit the Staying Sharp website.