Interactive Workshop: Get Creative for Your Brain

On September 19 from 6 - 8 p.m, the Orange County Vital Brain Aging Program and Chuck Jones Center for Creativity will team up for a fun, family-friendly evening to highlight the ways creative pursuits and intellectual activity in early adulthood can help prevent the development of dementia.

The Orange County Vital Brain Aging Program supports local efforts to help residents maintain a healthy brain for life, while the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity strives to inspire the innate creative genius within each person. By joining forces, the groups hope to reach the “sandwich generation,” people who don’t normally think about their risk of dementia or ways they can protect themselves in early adulthood from the ravages of progressive, age-related cognitive diseases.

William R. Shankle, M.S., M.D., F.A.C.P., program director and Judy & Richard Voltmer Endowed Chair in Memory and Cognitive Disorders at Hoag Neurosciences Insitute, will present information about the importance of keeping the mind “young” through creative pursuits.

Chuck Jones Center for Creativity representatives will offer participants of all ages – including children – the opportunity to put their imaginations to work at various “creativity stations.”

The program will take place at the Hoag Hospital Newport Beach Conference Center. Refreshments will be served.

To RSVP, call 877-632-3061