A Santa Monica nonprofit will be holding a free memory screening for seniors.

WISE & Healthy Aging will be the screening site for the Westside on Nov. 19, which is National Screening Day, according to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

“The screening will take about 10 minutes, and it is available at no cost to all Westside seniors,” WISE & Healthy Aging President and CEO Grace Cheng Braun said.

The Alzheimer’s Foundation chose WISE as its community partner because the foundation has been serving Westside seniors for more than 45 years, according to a press release by the organization.

WISE stresses that screenings are important for finding out if a person has a memory problem. The screenings can check a person’s memory and thinking skills, and can be used to indicate the appropriate treatment.

In addition to the screenings, the event will give WISE an opportunity to tell the community about a new fee-based program called “WISE Minds: Custom Workouts for Your Body and Brain.”

The program is based on the Dakim Brain Fitness program which has been featured on PBS and other network news shows.

WISE Minds is not limited to those with early memory loss and it is geared toward all adults ages 50 and older and it will be debuting in January 2014.

The service will consist of workouts with a personal trainer that feature exercises that focus on getting the blood flowing upward in the brain.

The free memory screenings will be available at WISE & Healthy Aging from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first floor of the Ken Edwards Center located at 1527 Fourth St., Santa Monica.

For more information, call WISE & Healthy Aging at (310) 394-9871.


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