Glenmeadow Learning Presentation to Explore Memory and Brain Health

Talk scheduled for Oct. 21 in Agawam

AGAWAM – Glenmeadow Retirement will offer a presentation by Smith College Professor Mary Harrington on memory and brain health on Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Agawam Public Library.

Harrington will draw on her expertise as a neuroscientist and share her findings on how to keep the brain healthy and active. Harrington’s discussion, “The Memory Muscle: Understanding the Brain and Keeping It Fit,” will include tips on improving memory through focus, practice and social interaction. The program will also feature accessible lessons on neuroscience.

The free event will be held at the Agawam Public Library located at 750 Cooper St., Agawam. Seating is limited, and registration is required; call (413) 567-7800 or email Visit for more information.

Harrington has worked as an undergraduate professor specializing in the brain regulation of circadian rhythms and sleep at Smith College since 1987. Her research is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

Established in 1884, Glenmeadow is a nonprofit, accredited continuing care retirement community; it provides independent and assisted living at its campus at 24 Tabor Crossing in Longmeadow and expanded Glenmeadow at Home services throughout greater Springfield.

“As a nonprofit, our mission is to serve seniors and their families. One of the ways we do that is by providing free educational offerings in convenient locations throughout the area,” said Tim Cotz, president and CEO.