Forum looks at aerobics for the brain

“Age Smart – Let’s Talk”, the series of forums sponsored by AARP Alaska, Older Persons Action Group and the Anchorage Senior Activity Center, returns Nov. 9, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Events are currently held virtually on the internet, using Zoom.

This month’s topic is: “Time for a Trip to the Brain Gym,” with presentation and discussion of the “Mind Aerobics” program offered by Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska. Mind Aerobics Project Director Ken Helander will describe how the program is a “systematic workout for the mind,” exercising six specific cognitive areas, and who the program is for and how to join.

The “Age Smart – Let’s Talk” series is a monthly forum on a topic of interest and importance to Alaskans who want to be thoughtful about how to make good choices as they grow older. The series is developed to provide working age adults with information necessary to plan and fulfill a secure, healthy and satisfying life after 60 (all ages are welcome). Each month the series highlights a particular topic with a variety of formats, including issue experts, panel discussions, interactive presentations, and plenty of time for questions.

Admission is free and open to everyone. Presentation begins at 6:30. To sign up, go to AARP’s event page at