Change your life by learning to play bridge

Contributed by Martine Goedhart

THE world’s most popular card game is played by more than 220 million people worldwide.
As a social game, bridge is a great way to meet new people, and is probably the only competitive activity that all generations can do together and all have an equal chance of winning.
No matter where you go, you can always make new friends at the bridge table.
It is mentally challenging, a great retirement hobby, something you can share with your life partner, and it offers lots of social interaction with people of all ages and from all walks of life.

It can be played online as well as in a club, is inexpensive, can be enjoyed anywhere in the world and …. it is lots of fun.
The medical profession is only now coming to realise that, as people live longer, remaining mentally fit may be as important as maintaining levels of physical fitness. More and more often chess, bridge and crossword puzzles are being cited as excellent activities for keeping the brain exercised and stalling the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

The best news is that there are bridge clubs here in your area. Our club meets twice a week in the clubhouse of the Beerwah Golf Club.
We have not been able to offer bridge lessons lately because of COVID 19 but by taking care of the hygiene, etc, we are quite confident that it will be safe to start the lessons again.
New lessons start on Tuesday, July 6 at 9.30am. The cost will be $40 for eight lessons. For more information give me a call on 5496 9855 or 0403 220 900.