Chess with Brian at Tall Trees

Brian is one of our residents at Tall Trees who enjoys his own company and did not want to join any group activity and preferred to keep to himself.

He always said that he’s too young to mix with other residents, which is true, as he is younger than some and he spent a lot of his time enjoying playing chess on his computer and going for walks.

As with all of our residents, we encouraged Brian to socialise and engage in activities with our other residents but he was quite happy with his own pursuits.

We know the benefits social interaction can bring as well as the stimulation taking part in an activity whether it be creative or mental stimulation, so recently we decided to get chess in a board game form for Brian.

We were nicely surprised when Brian not just agreed to play a game of Chess with Aldrin, our Activities Assistant, but he came into the Lounge in order to play and said he had such a lovely time, he would like to do it again.

When we asked Brian who won he quickly replied:

“Aldrin won but only because I let him win!” and he started laughing.

Both Aldrin and Brian are looking forward to their next game but Brian may not let Aldrin off so easily next time.

Chess with Brian at Tall Trees

Tall Trees

Home Manager

Michelle Little


Burford Road,
Shipton under Wychwood,
Chipping Norton,

0808 223 5540
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