Gracie Wang, President of the Canada Mahjong Federation met with the excited residents of Delmanor Prince Edward to teach them about Mahjong – a game of skill, strategy and calculation.
Similar to the Western card game rummy, Mahjong involves a degree of chance. The game is played with a set of 144 tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols.
The Prince Edward Residents learned from Gracie that this social tile-based game was developed in China during the Qing dynasty and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century. In addition, a game of Mahjong is an excellent mental workout and it has been found to preserve function and delay decline in individuals with dementia, even in those with significant cognitive impairment. Mahjong can even help to improve a person’s memory skills and sharpen their minds. It helps people to make quicker decisions and better observations, and also forces players to think on different levels.
Mahjong makes a wonderful social activity and helps to prevent isolation and boredom for people of all ages! The Delmanor residents loved learning how to play this interesting game and will definitely continue to play Mahjong in the future!
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