Senior Health: Sudoku, Scrabble and Chess

Sep 10th, 2008 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Mental Stimulation, like exercise, becomes increasingly more important as one ages. And, the good news is, that in our well wired and curious culture there are wonderful ways to stimulate one’s mind.

It is fascinating that, not unlike adolescents, seniors often cave in to the “there is nothing to do” syndrome. But, there is. Now whether there is desire, motivation, and willingness to discover the many options, is quite another thing.

Sudoku, Scrabble, Chess, a virtual box full of games and thought stimulating exercises are literally available at one’s finger tips. And, the good news? You can play them in the privacy of your home, with no one present but you and your computer.

So, don’t let “rainy days and Mondays” get you down. Get in there, wander around, seek and search and eventually find that retinue which will follow you in discovering and sharing common interests . Your assignment, if you choose to accept it, is to investigate, explore, uncover, penetrate the wide variety of possibilities. I leave to you the initiative and the specific areas of interest which may catch your eye.

You and your new friends will thank me. Trust me!



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