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By appointment only
Contact: Front Desk
Phone:
(805) 497 -0189

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Brain Fitness Program

Start exercising your brain today...it's easy to get started, and it's fun! 
 

The Brain Fitness Program at Senior Concerns is designed to improve and maintain your brain health by making smart lifestyle choices and exercising your brain. We have teamed with Dakim Brain Fitness to bring the most advanced system to fight the effects of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.


We offer 3 options...choose the one that's right for you!

1.  PRIVATE SESSIONS

Three times a week your private 20-minute Dakim session will give you a rigorous workout of all your cognitive processes with fun games and activities based upon science, but grounded in fun! No computer skills are necessary, and you can book a time convenient for you. Private sessions are done here at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. 

Cost: $10.00 per session or Buy 10 get 2 sessions free!             
Contact:  Front Desk (805) 497-0189    Call to schedule a FREE demonstration session!


2.  GROUP SESSIONS:
Ongoing group sessions are offered in six week series' at local senior centers.  Each once per week, 90 minute session is designed to exercise all six areas of your cognitive brain, specifically for adults over 60, in a group setting.  Each session will include Body and Mind Exercises, Brain Fitness, and a Laughter is Your Best Medicine DVD.

Contact:  Tee Barr (805) 558-1208 

DOWNLOAD A GROUP BRAIN FITNESS SCHEDULE HERE!

3.  DAKIM FOR  HOME USE:

The Dakim Brain Fitness software for home use is now available for purchase from Senior Concerns!  Available for PC and Mac, for use anytime...anywhere, right on your own computer!

Cost:  $225.00 plus tax plus $5.00 shipping & handling  That's $25 off of the Dakim direct price!
Contact:  Front Desk  (805) 497-0189


The Brain Blog

Brain Fitness Editor
The Brain Fitness Blog is Senior Concern's newsletter with information concerning brain health.
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by braineditor on Friday, September 28, 2012 8:11 AM
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by braineditor on Thursday, July 5, 2012 1:18 PM
By David Liu, PHD

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by braineditor on Saturday, March 24, 2012 10:13 AM
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by braineditor on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 9:13 AM
By Drs. Mike Roizen and Mehmet Oz

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Berries Promote Brain Health, Prevent Memory Loss

by braineditor on Friday, March 9, 2012 8:08 AM
By Deborah Mitchell, March 9, 2012

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by braineditor on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 3:08 PM
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Fighting Alzheimer’s starts in the kitchen

by braineditor on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 3:17 PM
By Pamela Fayerman, Vancouver Sun, February 21, 2012

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by braineditor on Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:01 AM
By Andrea Gallagher, Thursday, February 16, 2012

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Keep your brain young: Start now, stay mentally alert as you age

by braineditor on Thursday, January 26, 2012 9:30 AM
By Darla Carter, The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal

 

You've bellyached over your saggy bottom, cursed your crow's-feet, lamented your love handles and gone to great lengths to hide your muffin top. But when's the last time you gave serious thought to your brain health?

 

"People need to constantly be reminded," said Dr. Gregory Jicha of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging at the University of Kentucky....
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