100 Year-old Woman Says Video Games Are Secret To YouthBy: Billy Thomas - February 1, 2012
Bridge? She won’t have it. Canasta? No thank you. Shuffleboard? Certainly not. Kathleen Connell A.K.A. Kit just turned 100 years old. . .er, young I should say, but she’s not letting that slow her down one measly bit. Kit is as sharp as a tack and she credits her mental acuity to video games. Kit is a regular player of handheld games and game devices such as Nintendo.
“It’s absolutely super, I can’t speak highly enough of it. I don’t know what I would do without it, I’ll play it in the evening, then I’ll have a break and a cup of tea, then I’ll go back to playing my Nintendo.
The 100 year-old gamer loves her DS and she owns over a dozen games of which include, Scrabble, Art Academy and Family Fortunes; all to keep her mind sharp.
She says one game in particular, Brain Trainer, scored her at a mental age of 64 years old, which is an incredible 36 years younger than her apparent age. Kit says she has always spends her afternoons and evenings playing games on her Nintendo up until she retires for bed. Ms. Connell recommends that children have a go at the spelling games, she went on to say:
“If children had this at school, it would be wonderful”.