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Elder College registration starts Jan. 19

Cariboo Chilcotin Elder College is once again offering a lively selection of brain food to stimulate the minds and bodies of members throughout the winter and early spring.

Cariboo Chilcotin Elder College is once again offering a lively selection of brain food to stimulate the minds and bodies of members throughout the winter and early spring.

Wednesday, Jan. 19 will be the first opportunity for the over-50s to register for one of the 13 regular courses. Membership and registration will take place at St. Andrew’s United Church on Huckvale Place from 1 to 3 p.m.

A second chance to register will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at the Seniors Activity Centre.

Further information is also available by e-mail admin@wleldercollege.ca or by phone at 250-392-8180.

New courses include wine making, crafts, archaeology, cooking, geocaching, cellphone usage and a second level computer class. Popular returning favourites will be music appreciation, watercolour painting, Spanish language, guitar, current events and an introductory computer class.

Two Community Service courses will also cover topics about keeping a healthy brain and coping with serious issues regarding physical health.

Community Service Courses, which are free lectures, will be offered in the Library Meeting Room, on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Topics in the Dealing with Difficult Issues set will be as follows: Feb. 1, covering alcohol and narcotics; Feb. 8, elder abuse; Feb. 15, depression, and Feb. 22, prescription medications.

The second set of lectures, Keeping Your Brain Alive, will be Wednesday afternoons from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Seniors Activity Centre.

March 19 will deal with preserving and enhancing the brain’s capabilities into senior years, including brain exercises. It will also discuss warning signs of Alzheimer’s and other dementias and dealing with the conditions. Nutrition for seniors and foods that will help keep brains active and well nourished will be the focus for the March 16 session.