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University of Illinois Extension serving Adams, Brown, Hancock, Pike and Schuyler Counties

Main Office (Adams County)
330 S. 36th St
Quincy, IL 62301
Phone: 217-223-8380
FAX: 217-223-9368
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (Brown County)
108 N. Capitol Avenue
Mt. Sterling, IL 62353
Phone: 217-773-3013
FAX: 217-773-2614
Hours: Please call to check staff availability.

Branch Office (Hancock County)
550 N Madison
Carthage, IL 62321
Phone: 217-357-2150
FAX: 217-357-3598
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (Pike County)
1301 E Washington
Pittsfield, IL 62363
Phone: 217-285-5543
FAX: 217-285-5735
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (Schuyler County)
710 Maple Avenue
Rushville, IL 62681
Phone: 217-322-3381
FAX: 217-322-3382
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

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Unit Highlight

To help the public learn more about establishing and maintaining robust brain health, University of Illinois Extension Family Life Educator Cara Allen and Alzheimer's Association Central Chapter Education Manager Susan Johnson will host a free, interactive three-part series designed to better understand our brains as we mature. The Brain Health Series will be full of tips and strategies to help you improve and maintain brain function.

This three-part series will be held at the Hancock County Health Department in Carthage on three successive Wednesdays: June 12, 19, and 26 from 1:00 -3:00 p.m. Registration is free for the series, sponsored by University of Illinois Extension and the Alzheimer's Association.

The three sessions will include:

June 12Hold That Thought!

This workshop will look at the memory process and what researchers say contributes to brain health, as well as strategies for helping with everyday forgetfulness.

June 19 - Know the Ten Signs: Early Detection Matters

This program includes a basic overview of Alzheimer's disease and covers risk factors, diagnosis, and the benefits of early detection.

June 26 - FIT WITS: Fostering Improved Thinking While Incorporating Training Strategies

By attending the FIT WITS program, you can learn more about the aging brain and what you can do to keep your brain healthy and engaged.

Participants are encouraged to attend all three sessions, but it is not required. Spaces are limited. Participants must pre-register at or by calling 217-357-2150. Any questions? Email

Questions? Contact Earl Bricker, County Extension Director at

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