A big CascadiaNow! welcome to The Game Campaign, unanimously voted by our Board of Directors as a fiscally sponsored project. The mission of The Game Campaign is to reduce the effects of dementia by building cognitive reserve across communities.
Cognitive reserve can offset cognitive decline in people who suffer from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Research has shown that playing games like chess, backgammon, and go with fellow human beings is the best way to build cognitive reserve so The Game Campaign aims to get thousands playing!
This summer, The Game Campaign will launch public education across Pierce County, Washington, and schedule sites for ten weeks of game play, September through November. Organizations including the Alzheimer’s Association, the Area Agency on Aging, Associated Ministries, all public libraries, senior housing facilities, and memory care centers have already committed to hosting game play. Coaches from various game clubs will be available at each site to teach skills.
Game play will continue county-wide, culminating on November 18th, International Game Day. On this day, The Game Campaign aims for at least 1,000 people gathers for a day of play, education and community.
After November The Game Campaign will begin planning 2018 activities, reach out to researchers, and develop a guide for other communities to host game play events. Would like The Game Campaign in your Cascadian community?
All gifts are tax deductible. Contact us to let us know if you would like to volunteer directly with this project.