A free two-part program on successful aging is scheduled for July 18 and Aug. 8 at the Marshall Public Library in Marshall, Ill., at 612 Archer Ave. The sessions will be presented by local health care professionals.
• Physical therapist Wil Worthington will present “Staying Fit” at 10:30 a.m. CDT on July 18 in the library’s Dale McConchie Meeting Room. Worthington has been employed in Marshall at the Cork Medical Center Building for 16 years.
“Staying Fit” will emphasize the benefits of physical activity and ideas on how to be active in ways that suit each person’s lifestyle, interest, health and budget.
The first 20 people to register will receive materials from the National Institute on Aging called Go4Life, including an exercise and physical activity book, and an NIA booklet with a sample exercise routine. Some will also receive an exercise DVD.
• Brain researchers say that how we live our lives every day — the lifestyle choices we make, the activities we pursue, the friendships we maintain and the foods we eat — can make a difference in how our brain ages. At “Staying Sharp,” scheduled for 2 p.m. Aug. 8, Dr. David P. Davis, physician at Clark County Family Medicine in Martinsville, will explain how learning and memory change with age, about brain diseases and disorders, and the steps to take now to improve brain fitness. The first 50 registrants will receive a booklet, bookmark and a series of puzzles.
For more information or to register, call 217-826-2535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.