Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Altanta group "Chess for a Cause" sees the game as a way to delay dementia in some seniors


The May 2018 issue of USCF’s magazine Chess Life has a major article on p. 9 “Chess for a Cause”, about the Atlanta group by that name that brings chess into senior centers as a form of recreation that can encourage mental sharpness and possibly delay dementia or Alzheimer’s symptoms.


The site for the group appears to be here.
  
There have been numerous efforts to provide chess for lower income youth in different cities (see movies blog for “The Dark Horse” (New Zealand), April 26, 2015, and “Brooklyn Castle”, Nov. 5, 2012)). But I haven’t heard of a major effort for seniors before.


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