By Portia Williams
WURTLAND, Ky. — The Greenup County Extension Service (GCEO) will host a “Oh, Where Did I Put That?” workshop Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the GCEO Wurtland. The workshop will focus on the reasons for memory loss and ways to improve one’s memory.
Lora Pullin, GCEO agent for Family and Consumer Sciences, anticipates the upcoming workshop will be very interesting.
“We have a lot of people that are interested in coming. Hannah Leonard, an agent from the Boyd County Extension for Family and Consumer Sciences, will be coming down to teach this class. Basically, it focuses on things that deal with memory,” Pullin said.
The workshop will consist of group activities centered on words.
“They are going to be doing some things with words, thinking about the meaning of words. I believe at the end they will do a type of memory exercise to see what they retained from the activity that they did,” she said.
She said the event will provide information about the human brain, and the cognitive processes.
“They will talk about the different functions of the brain, short term memory, long term memory. There will also be a discussion of how sleep affects your memory. I know that she is going to talk about stress, and how stress can affect your brain,” she said. “I think towards the end she’s going to give some tips about how you can keep your brain active, and some things you can do to live a healthier lifestyle.”
She is hopeful that workshop participants will be gain use information to incorporate into their lives.
“Hopefully those who attend the workshop can go away with more knowledge of how the memory works, and things that we can do to improve our memory as well,” she said.
The event is free and open to all age groups.
“She does do a little section about aging, and how it affects the brain, but I think that it will be beneficial to all ages,” she said.
For more information regarding the workshop, contact Lora Pullin, GCEO at 606-836-0201.
Portia Williams can be reached at 740-370-0712 or on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT.