Which version of Mah Jongg do you play? Senior Helpers of Hockessin, Delaware gave its second class on the American version today at The Summit Retirement Community located on Limestone Road in Hockessin, Delaware. Blake Turnbull, RN, BSN at Senior Helpers along with resident players Nadine Goldfinger, Ann May and friend Diane John gave instructions on how to play.

Congratulations to today’s winners: Charlotte Brasel and Janet Schoenbeck! Other Mah Jongg players included Dorothy Deaven, Frank & Patsy Phares, Ginny Pizzala, and Bobbie Hartz, owner of Senior Helpers.  A special thanks to Scott Thomas, Activities Director and Meg Farrugia, Events Planner at The Summit Retirement Community for setting this up.   

The tiles used in Mah Jongg are divided into groups called Winds, Dragons, Dots, Bams, Craks, Flowers and Jokers. The purchased scorecards distributed annually by the National Mah Jongg League (NMJL) list the different hands to match in play. The object of the game is to match a group of tiles to a hand listed on the cards. One of the most difficult tasks is to decide which hand to play.  

Do find the game Mah Jongg challenging?


Check out some photos from our second lesson:




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