Seniors invited to take part in first-ever Brain Games

8:09 pm | August 17, 2013

With a statewide title awaiting the overall winner, the First Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability will be hosting area senior centers as they compete to represent this region in the first ever Senior Brain Games Competition. Billed as the first statewide event of its kind, the Tennessee Senior Brain Games will pit teams from the various senior centers in the area against each other in a trivia-based competition for the chance to move on to the regional finals with the winner heading to the State Championship.

Sponsored by the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability in partnership with the First Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability, the new initiative is designed to help keep seniors mentally active, provide an opportunity for social interaction, and get some healthy competition going among senior communities throughout the state.

Under the adopted format, teams of three players each work together to answer the questions presented, pooling their knowledge base. There is also the added element of risk, as the team bases point values on the confidence of their answers in specific categories. The Brain Games are, therefore, both a strategy-based and knowledge-based competition.

The Games will eventually culminate in a final competition that will be held in Nashville on Friday, Oct. 18. A team representing East, Middle and West Tennessee will compete for the championship.

The First District Brain Games Competition will be held Thursday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. at the Johnson City Seniors Center, Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., Johnson City.

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