Chess is considered a healthy game, especially recommended for older adults. Science recognizes chess 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 their mental strength, and that keeps his/her mind active and working. Patients suffering from mental fatigue – even Alzheimer’s – are strongly advised by doctors to play chess. Those who 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 encouraged to play chess as well as other mind-stimulating games. Chess Club happens every day, and many players are enjoying the camaraderie and rivalry of the tournaments.
William Yason, Chess Club Leader, PT Assistant
Chess Rating 1750