Heatherton House gave a warm welcome to Eddie Bromilow from the Rolls Royce Chess Club who came to teach the residents how to play chess and give some background information about the game and its history, we got in touch with the local team when residents suggested playing chess but none of the staff knew how to play.
The club currently has 40 -50 members and meet every Thursday evening at the Derby Leisure and Events Venue.
Eddie started playing chess 60 years ago when he was aged 5-6 years old at his primary school. His teacher suggested him to play as he was a promising junior, he went on to being coached and has played ever since. He made a fantastic achievement of beating the grand master.
Some interesting facts include the age of the game being several thousands of years old and its’ originality from Persia/Iran. In the 1500s the ‘Queen’ changed from being the weakest to the strongest piece. There are more books written about chess than any other games combined. It also appeals to a wide age range with children playing chess as young as 7 up to adults aged 85 years old.
The residents gained a lot of fun, learning and enjoyment from this activity today and would like to continue playing and improving their strategies.
Eddie also donated a Chess set for residents to practice with
An all-round winner for all check mates!
"At Heatherton House Care Home we always strive to create a variety of activities and social gatherings, which allow our residents to broaden their horizons and learn new skills. We are so pleased that everyone had such a wonderful time. We really look forward to hosting something like this again in the future!" -Amanda Jelbert, Care Home Manager
Heatherton House is currently welcoming residents. If you or a loved one wish to find out more information or come along to Heatherton House explore the facilities, and meet the staff, you can do so by contacting the enquiry team on 01332 404889 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Danforth Care Homes are currently welcoming residents, If you or a loved one wish to find out more information or come along, explore the facilities, and meet the staff, you can do so by contacting the enquiry team.
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