Congratulations to the Chess for a Cause Service Club from Atlanta, Georgia for being selected as Club of the Month for July. The Club plays chess to help elders maintain a strong memory and intellect. Club members hope the mental stimulation provided by chess may help reduce the rate of cognitive decline for the seniors.
Here are some fun facts about the Chess for a Cause Service Club:
- Chess for a Cause was founded in 2016 by 2 teens, Anuhya and Poojita. Together they have completed 19 projects and 77 hours of service!
- Anuhya and Poojita were inspired to create Chess for a Cause after volunteering at a memory care facility that helps adults combat dementia and memory loss through various activities.
- In June 2017, Chess for a Cause was recognized by the Department of Health for their excellence in serving and supporting older and disabled Georgians. See their full announcement here.
- The Club organizes chess visits at different nursing homes, memory care centers and assisted living centers across Atlanta, Georgia.