Getting older doesn’t mean what it used to. For many aging Americans, it is a phase of life where interests, goals, and dreams can get a new or second start. Today, aging is about eliminating outdated perceptions and living the way that suits you best.
President Donald J. Trump Proclaims May 2017 as Older Americans Month.
Since 1963, OAM has been a time to celebrate older Americans, their stories, and their contributions. Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), the annual observance offers a special opportunity to learn about, support, and recognize our nation’s older citizens. This year’s theme, “Age Out Loud,” emphasizes the ways older adults are living their lives with boldness, confidence, and passion while serving as an inspiration to people of all ages.
Chess for a Cause is dedicated to helping older Americans cope with age related challenges by providing chess training. The ancient game of chess is believed to help the rejuvenation of brain in several ways.It helps the growth of dendrites, which in turn improves the performance of the brain. This game also allows the exercise of both left and right hemisphere of the brain providing balanced recovery. "use it or loose it", brain like any other part of the body starts to deteriorate if we don't use it.
Chess for a Cause will dedicate our community activities in the month of May 2017 to honor and celebrate older Americans.
Join us and ACL as we speak up for #OAM17 and #AgeOutLoud this May!