These days we are often advised to exercise our bodies in order to stay fit, feel better, look younger and live longer. Wouldn’t it be wise to do the same for our brains so we could enjoy more years of sharp memory and high mental function? The class will focus on brain health -- how to nurture it, and how to prolong it. We will consider the advice of Dr. Richard Restak, Clinical Professor of Neurology at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, as he speaks on the topic of “Better Living” in the Great Courses videos we will use. In addition, we will draw upon other sources on brain health which have multiplied with recent scientific research on the brain and its function. You will hear suggestions on how to stay sharp, improve memory and boost creativity with simple, everyday activities and exercises. The good news is that no matter what your age, you can still take an active part in influencing brain plasticity. Bob Enszer, charter OLLI member and retired human biology and chemistry teacher, will lead the class.
Four walls and a roof might constitute a house, but you don’t necessarily want to live in every house you see! Likewise, birds, butterflies and other wildlife might pass THROUGH your yard, but do they really want to spend much time there? This three-session class will give you the details you need for determining what native plants and natural features (water, rocks, shelter, housing, etc.) you could add to create a wildlife habitat in your backyard. Which specific trees, flowers, vines and shrubs are the best food sources for birds? Which ones create the best habitat for butterflies and other native pollinators? And really, is there ANYTHING a deer won’t eat?! (The short answer is “no”.) Naturalist Janea Little, of the private nature consulting firm Little’s Touch of Nature, will help you in making selections and plans for your native landscaping efforts, as well as provide helpful tips in removing or preventing certain wildlife you might not want to attract after all.
Introduction to Quantum Neurological Reset Therapy (QNRT) (205)
Our bodies are constantly being subjected to emotional and physical trauma and we are naturally undergoing healing. But what is our body saying to us with our symptoms? Did you know that inflammation in the tissues can be associated to emotional conflicts in the brain? Come learn about how emotional stress and trauma create illness in the body, and learn to read your body and its symptoms. Linda Thomas, a registered nurse and owner of Trinity Holistic Health will lead the class. You will be presented with an introduction to QNRT -- a groundbreaking healing method that can restore your emotional and physical health and promote high-level wellness and peak vitality. The class fee includes $5 for handouts.
Mondays: April 21, 28 & May 5 • 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Price: $27 Members; $49 Non-Members Room: C129