Today, you can ask any Bridge player “What is the greatest card game ever played?” Without exception, a Bridge player will shout out for all to hear “Bridge of course!”. Bridge is a magnet for an estimated 25 million players in the U.S., including such fanatics as Warren Buffet and Bill Gates. The majority of them are over 50. Researchers have discovered that mentally challenging games such as bridge are well suited for older people because the games offer intellectual and social stimulation on a routine basis.
Bridge's intricacies make it particularly appealing for those who want to sharpen acuity with mental gymnastics. A study in 2000 at the University of California, Berkeley, found strong evidence that an area in the brain used in playing bridge stimulates the immune system. Researchers suggest that is because players must use memory, visualization and sequencing. Connect with new friends at Avenidas Community Center for a game of bridge!
Games are intended for intermediate players every Friday from 1-4pm.