Does Hunger Run in Your Family?
By: Alan Magill
An older man who lives in an assisted living home really loves chess. Since none of his peers at the Home play the game, the recreation director agreed to play with him one game a week. However, given his busy schedule and the length of the chess games, the director often had to interrupt the game or cut it short to attend to his other responsibilities.
The director heard about a chess club at the local library, but it was too difficult for this man to get there on schedule. Desperately seeking a solution, the recreational director called the Mitzvah Man, and in a short time, a Mitzvah Man hero volunteered to play chess with this man on a weekly basis. The two men both thoroughly enjoy the games, which they play in a slow, relaxed manner. They have developed a solid friendship, and both look forward to the time they spend together.