Chess is considered a healthy game specially recommended for older adults. Science recognizes chess game as a tool to improve one’s mental clarity and ability to focus. Just the desire to win a game makes a player use all mental strength, and that keeps his/her mind active and working. Patients suffering from mental fatigue, even Alzheimer’s are strongly advised by the doctors to play chess. Those who just start playing chess, report that their mental state is better than it’s been in years. No drugs, no therapy, just playing the game is enough.
That’s why in the Center Participants are encourage to play chess as well as other mind stimulating games. Chess Club is working every day, and many players are enjoying camaraderie and rivalry of the tournaments.
William Yason, Chess Club Leader, PT Assistant