The Second Act of St. Andrew Methodist Church, a retirement ministry for those nearly, newly, and already retired in our community, invites the community to a Brain Health Seminar, featuring some of North Texas’ leading experts on the topic of brain health and aging. The seminar will take place on Saturday, March 25, 9 a.m. to noon, in Smith Worship Center, St. Andrew Methodist, 5801 W. Plano Parkway. There is no cost for the seminar, but registration is required.
Speakers are Steven Small, Ph.D., M.D., dean of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at University of Texas at Dallas and professor at UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas; Kathy Shockley, M.A., L.N.H.A., program director, Alzheimer’s Association, Dallas and Northeast Texas; Anna Tseng, M.D., president of Neurology Consultants of Dallas; Mary Norman, M.D., geriatrician; and Alice Wong, community educator, Alzheimer’s Association. Topics include “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia,” “Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s,” “Inside the Black Box; The Neuroscience of Brain Health,” and “Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body.” Additionally, mini classes focusing on body health will include a balance training class by Kathy Chamberlain, founder, Chamberlain School of Ballet, and a Tai Chi session by Michael Braitsch, P.T., D.P.T., owner and lead therapist, Tribe Wellness.
The day will begin with a light breakfast, and there will be four breakout rooms available for personal balance and memory screenings by trained professionals.
“What an incredible seminar our Second Act leaders have put together for the benefit of the community,” said Rev. Arthur Jones, Sr. Pastor, St. Andrew Methodist. “I am so proud of our founding pastor, the late Robert Hasley, who had the vision for this new ministry. A task force worked for nine months visiting with organizations throughout North Texas, and a blueprint was put forth as the vision for this new ministry. Church members with experience in management, finance, accounting, nonprofits, law, and community volunteers lead this new ministry, and this is just one of many things the group has been doing. We are thrilled to have a community-wide event with such renowned experts in a field that is going to impact us all. Please mark your calendar and join us on March 25.”
To register, visit https://www.standrewmethodist.org/thesecondact, and click on Brain Health Seminar.