One of the many activities that Warkworth BPW members are involved in outside of the monthly meetings is the Brain FIT for LIFE course, which the club sponsors. Social worker and BPW member Bronwyn Lane says she was so impressed when she heard about the course that she trained to become a teacher. Developed by Aucklanders Dr Allison Lamont and Gillian Eadie, who founded the Memory Foundation, the five 90-minute sessions are aimed at the 50-plus age group. The classes cover a number of strategies to increase memory retention using in-class group exercises. Bronwyn says memory loss isn’t an inevitable part of ageing. “One of the most important skills is to learn ways of focusing the mind on things you want to remember,” she says.