It is a trivia tournament for active seniors and baby boomers (50+) representing 36 cities/senior centers. This year marks the second year after a tremendously successful inaugural campaign in 2019.
With the completion of the 2020 Mind Challenge, we look forward to 2021. If your city wishes to participate and wants more information on this exciting initiative geared toward active seniors who want to use their minds and enhance their socialization skills, please contact the Mind Challenge Team at the themindchallenge.com.
FROM THE FIRST PLACE WINNER-MENTOR!
"The Mentor Senior Center was thrilled to participate in the Mind Challenge again this year. It was great to see the addition of so many additional cities and teams which made the competition top notch. We were delighted to host the first two rounds of the event and enjoyed the sea of orange shirts during the competition. The pandemic changed the original game plan, but Art, Phil and Lana persevered and creatively offered virtual competition. Congrats to the tough as nails Mentor team that pulled out the win for the second year in a row. It was wonderful to have a fun event, that keeps the mind sharp and gave our seniors something to do and something to look forward to during the pandemic. We are looking very forward to year 3."
Renee Ochaya, Senior Center Recreation Manager
CITY OF MENTOR | 8484 Munson Rd| Mentor, OH 44060
OFFICE (440) 974-5725 | FAX (440) 974-5716 | cityofmentor.com
the city of choice!SM
FROM RUNNER-UP - BROADVIEW HEIGHTS
"I would like to thank everyone who initiated Mind Challenge and taking the time to make it happen virtually during COVID-19.
This activity has become a new and regular program at our senior center! The team had a lot of fun and made new friends along the way.
It not only brought a new group of people together, many seniors also became involved by cheering us on. Everyone loves it. Brain exercise is just as important as physical exercise. Thank you for something EXCITING AND NEW!!!!"
Amy Jo Washabaugh
Director, Human Servicess
City of Broadview Heights 9543 Broadview Road Broadview Heights, OH 44147
Direct Line: 440-526-4685 Fax: 440-717-1256
"Thanks again for all your work and for putting on a great program. Looking forward to next year!!"
City of Cleveland Heights-4th Place Winner
"Thanks so much for your kind words! We had a blast participating even though we did not win. If you do it again next year we are all in again and I think we will have even more participation. I commend you all for your efforts in this trying time. I know it could not have been easy to do it remotely but you all met the challenges so well! I really felt for you Lana yesterday but thought you handled it so gracefully. Seniors and technology are tricky.I will certainly keep all the vendors in mind and hopefully once we open again I can have some of them come in to speak. Can I ask who ended up winning for the Rocky River group? We will be cheering for them in the finals next week!
Thanks again for everything,"
Karen Fratto-Senior Center Coordinator
City of Brooklyn 7727 Memphis Ave. Brooklyn, OH 44144
TO ALL THE GREAT MINDS IN THIS WORLD:
"We enjoyed participating in the challenge.
Had a good time meeting and using our brain!!!
Looking forward to 2021 and MAYBE BEING NORMAL.
Keep up the good work and enjoy having FUN."
Brook Park Seniors
Susan Merdler-Beachwood Senior Director
"Thank you for all of your efforts and providing an opportunity for fun in this challenging time in our world. Rick and Steve enjoyed playing. I hope all goes well in the next go around."
Jennifer Lastery-Warrensville Heights
Thank you for the update.
Mind Challenge continues! We plan to participate next year.
Have a great day!"
Director of the Warrensville Heights Civic & Senior Center
4567 Green Road
Warrensville Heights, Ohio 44128
"Thanks to the 3 of you! You pulled it off. I was able to watch for a short time – and then was on a call with 3 others Directors who were talking about it and hoping for wins – keeping that goal of feeling part a larger community. Wish I could say – Go Solon
Congrats! If we couldn’t be in the finals – I am pleased to see the money winners. Looking forward to seeing both of you in-person too."
Jill Frankel | email@example.com | t: 440-337-1410 | m: 440.669.5067 | f: 440-349-2858
Andrea Mc Neil-Shaker Heights
"I just checked out the score on Facebook. Each year we get stronger and more seniors are becoming aware of this Mind Challenge Trivia game. I look forward to this challenge again next year."
Stay safe and Healthy,
Linda Leroux <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"Good morning all,
The Rocky River - Leroux team would like to thank you for not only all of the work that went into the tournament and we appreciate it!
We are looking forward to the tournament next Tuesday."
Linda Leroux - Rocky River
Deborah Huff-Rocky River
"Thank you all so much- what a great opportunity this was for our seniors to stay engaged throughout this pandemic!"
Director of Senior Services
Rocky River Senior Center, a Nationally Accredited Senior Center! 3rd Place Winner
JENKINS PLACE-OLMSTED FALLS, OHIO
"I am SO proud of them! We talked a lot to get them ready to do the FB Live version of the game. Thanks for all you did to keep the game moving forward. I know you had to make tough decisions and the format was not ideal...but it worked!
We will be back next year!!"
Rachel O’Malley/ Senior Programs Coordinator
Jenkins Place Senior Center/ 440.427.2519
HI! From Kerri Davidson- City of Willowick
"Mentor! Oh well. Our people had a great time with it and can’t wait to go again! Thank you and your crew for all you do and for working your butt s off to make it work amidst the Corona. I still want to do a center directors competition. Hint hint…
Thank you for your kind words J I appreciate it very much."
Stay safe and take care!
Kerri Davidson- City of Willowick
From: Mike Kral -AVON LAKE
Subject: Re: Mind Challenge
"Thanks for the opportunity. We sure had fun. As loyal Browns fans from Avon Lake, we’re already pumped for next year!
See you in January,"
City of Avon Lake/ Parks & Recreation
Recreation Facilities Manager/(440) 930-4135
From Jean Bonchak The News-Herald
Thank you for the kind note and for all that you and Phil are doing for our area seniors!
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