Everyone wants to stay sharp, vital, independent, and in control. Participants at our College Avenue Center have the opportunity to! Participants can take part in brain fitness classes, designed to strengthen communication, memory, and thinking. Classes feature the Posit Science Brain Fitness Program™—a breakthrough computer-based technology designed by top scientists to improve memory and sharpen thinking.
“It just made me want to learn more, read more, study more, and play the piano more. My children said, ‘Mom, we really see a glimmer in your eye.’” -Sigrid, 70
The Posit Science Brain Fitness Program™ is an innovative cognitive fitness program currently being implemented at leading retirement communities across the country. With the help of the Gary and Mary West Foundation, Jewish Family Service is one of the first agencies to implement this type of training program.
The Posit Science Brain Fitness Program™ challenges the commonly held belief that the brain can’t retrain itself. Scientists have spent 30 years showing it is possible to “teach an old brain new tricks.” While this training program has been clinically validated, the most fascinating results are found in the stories of those who use the program. There are a number of older adults who have benefited from their mental workouts. The initial program focuses on auditory processing and memory. After just 40 hours, participants, on average, have experienced 10+ years improvement in standardized measures of auditory memory and cognition.
Mental sharpness leading to happier, healthier relationships may be the most important benefit of the Brain Fitness program, but it’s not the only one. Here are a few more:
- Listen more clearly
- Remember better
- Feel more alert, have more energy and focus
- Gain the self-confidence to try new things
“I am gaining confidence. I have found that words come easier. I seem to remember the book I’m reading more.”
Brain Fitness Class
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
September 3 through December 12 • 1:00–3:00pm
Classes are limited to 10 people. Early registration is encouraged as class size is limited. Fees are $25 for members, $35 for non-members, which includes Companion Guide and Reflective Journal. To register, call (858) 637-3207. We encourage you to visit the computer lab at our College Avenue Center to try a demonstration of the program. Please call (858) 637-3217 to arrange a visit.
This class is offered in the spring and fall of each year. Tentative dates for Spring 2014 are January (Orientation) and February (Class begins). Please check back for updates. For more information, call (858) 637-3217 or email.
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8804 Balboa Ave.
San Diego, CA 92123
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