‘Basic Brain Fitness’ program offered at Del Mar Community Connections

Del Mar Community Connections is again offering its two popular Brain Fitness programs starting Sept. 16 at the Del Mar Community Building, 225 9th St, Del Mar.

Orientation meetings will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 8 for the “Basic Brain Fitness” program and at 2 p.m. Sept. 15 for the “Advanced Brain HQ.” The programs are free for those living in the 92014 ZIP code (proof of residency required); $75 for all others.

The Brain 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 advanced “refresher” Brain HQ program for alums of the Basic Brain Fitness is a self-defined program that lets people select from 25 different exercises based on what functions of the brain they want to improve. An important feature of the advanced program is that after the initial phase, the participants can do the exercises on their own computer at home.

More than 70 participants have taken the Brain Fitness courses and nearly all report improved brain performance, from the ability to remember better, to focus better and to process information faster. In general, the courses make people feel more alert.

For information and to sign up for either program, call 858-792-7565 or email dmcc@dmcc.cc.

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