Brain Fitness programs start Sept. 15 in Del Mar

Del Mar Community Connections (DMCC) is once again offering its two popular Brain Fitness programs starting Sept. 15 at the Del Mar Community Building, 225 Ninth St., Del Mar.

For those interested in participating, orientation meetings will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 9 for the “Basic Brain Fitness” program And for those wishing to continue training, the orientation meeting will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 14 for the “Refresher Brain HQ” program. Both are held at the Del Mar Community Building. The programs are free for those living in the 92014 ZIP code, and $75 for all others (proof of residency required).

The Basic Fitness programs, developed by Posit Science from work at UC San Francisco, are designed to improve thinking, understanding and memory. The scientifically designed exercises are done on a computer in a classroom for one hour three times a week. The program is self-paced and adjusts to each individual’s abilities and needs.

The “refresher” program for Basic Brain Fitness alums is a self-defined program that lets the participant select from 27 different exercises based on what functions of the brain the participant wants to improve. Both courses are held in the DMCC Computer Center.

More than 80 participants have taken the Brain Fitness courses and nearly all report improved brain performance, from memory to focus to processing information faster. In general, it makes participants feel more alert.

For information and to enroll, call DMCC at 858-792-7565 or email