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BE! Brain Enrichment Course (9 weeks)
October 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until November 7, 2017
BE! Brain Enrichment is an interactive educational experience for adults with normal age-related memory changes. Research shows that continued participation in mentally stimulating activities throughout the lifespan can help slow cognitive decline and has the potential to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
In eight, one-hour interactive sessions participants:
➢ learn about the brain’s processes of attention, working memory, long-term memory, reasoning, and problem-solving
➢ participate in mental exercises to engage and stimulate the brain
➢ learn about lifestyle practices for maintaining brain health
➢ practice strategies for improving thinking and memory
One goal of this course is for participants’ learning to transfer to tasks of daily living such as attention, word-finding, remembering names, and planning.
➢ Classes are held from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Tuesdays September 19 – November 7.
➢ Hosted at Eldercare Services, 1808 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek
➢ Classes led by one of Eldercare Services capable staff members
Register online at https://lamorinda.helpfulvillage.com/events/1019
OR Call to Register (925) 253-2300 by Wednesday, September 6 (our deadline to order materials)
Cost: $20 for Lamorinda Village members; $25.00 Non-members
Click here to download a printable flyer and registration form
Course Outline and Schedule
➢ BE #1 – Cognitive Processes and Information Processing Model
Tuesday, September 19 – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
➢ BE #2 – Brain SENSE and Attention
Tuesday, September 26 – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
➢ BE #3 – Mindfulness, Speed of Processing, and Fluency
Tuesday, October 3 – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
➢ BE #4 – Short-term and Working Memory
Tuesday, October 10 – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
➢ BE #5 – Forgetting, Aging, and Remembering
Tuesday, October 17 – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
➢ BE #6 – Mnemonics and Strategies for Remembering Names
Tuesday, October 24 – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
➢ BE #7 – Strategies for Everyday and Prospective Memory Tasks
Tuesday, October 31 – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
➢ BE #8 – Creative Thinking and Course Review
Tuesday, November 7 – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
➢ Bonus Class with Eldercare Services Founder, Linda Fodrini-Johnson – Brain Remodeling
Tuesday, November 14 – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (at Eldercare Services)
About the Author
Linda Sasser, who holds a Ph.D. in educational psychology, has more than 30 years of experience
as a professional speaker, university professor, and workshop facilitator. She has taught
extensively on brain health and memory improvement. Dr. Sasser has a reputation as an
enthusiastic speaker whose ability to be informative and present practical strategies is balanced by
her engaging presentation style which encourages active participation by those in attendance.
Through her business, Brain and Memory Health, she exercises her passion for educating and
motivating people to fully utilize their brain’s potential.
Comments from participants:
“Linda Sasser’s course on brain enrichment has been a fascinating opportunity to learn more about this amazing part of
me. It provides exercises and techniques to help sharpen my cognitive and memory skills –and have fun in the process!
One of my goals is to be a life-long learner, so keeping my brain healthy and mentally fit is a priority. My only regret is
that the hour passes much too quickly!” – Lenore B.
“If you’re looking for ways to help your brain help you, join BE! Brain Enrichment Course for effective, known ways and
resources to enhance your brain in a group setting that’s supportive, helpful, and fun!” – Dr. Glenn H.
“Attending this class has been enjoyable and helpful. We have participated in the suggested mental exercises and have
found them very stimulating. In applying what we have learned we are sure it will affect the quality of living we
experience.” – Esther B.