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‘Brain Games’ to challenge area seniors

Posted on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 9:00 am

09-09-13 senior brain gamesWith a statewide title awaiting the overall winner, the South Central Tennessee Area Agency on Aging will be hosting Moore County and 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 South Central 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 is, 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 Oct. 18.

A team representing East, Middle, and West Tennessee will compete for the championship.

Members from Franklin, Bedford, Coffee, Lincoln, Moore and Marshall County Senior Centers will compete on Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. at Moore County Senior Center. Members of Giles, Maury, Hickman, Perry, Lewis, Wayne, and Lawrence County Senior Centers will compete on Sept. 10 at the Lewis County Senior Center.

The winner of each of those contests will meet at South Central Tennessee Development District on Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. to decide who will go on to the regional competition and a chance to compete in the Statewide final competition.

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