Chelsea Community Hospital Behavioral Health is pleased to offer a memory class to the community. “Improving Your Memory: How to Remember What You’re Starting to Forget” is a class for older adults who are experiencing normal, age-related memory changes – not dementia.
As people age, they may experience physiological changes that result in some changes in the brain functions that were previously taken for granted. Perhaps you can describe a book or movie but can’t recall the name, or you enter a room and can’t recall the reason, or can’t remember where you left your keys, cell phone or glasses. Many people begin to worry about what’s happening and to wonder what is “normal” forgetfulness and what is cause for concern.
This class is a fun, interactive way to understand what is happening in normal age-related memory change, how memory works, information about other health matters that can affect memory, and practice concrete strategies for addressing memory problems. The class is based on the book of the same name by Janet Fogler, LMSW, and Lynn Stern LMSW, clinical social workers at the U. of M. Medical Center Turner Geriatric Services.
The class will be offered on four consecutive Wednesdays, January 18 through February 8, 2 - 4 pm, at the Outpatient Behavioral Health Services building, Clocktower Commons, 350 N. Main St., Suite #150, Chelsea. The cost is $50 (includes the 2005 revised edition of the Improving Your Memory book, valued at $18).
Facilitator Lissa Perrin, LMSW is a clinical social worker at CCH with over 30 years of experience. Lissa participated in this class herself and has offered the class several times in an assisted living facility, receiving consistently good feedback from participants. To register, please call 734-475-4103 or go to our “Classes and Events” link.