The Senior Odyssey project is a community-based cognitive intervention in which adults aged 60 and over participate in a program of problem solving and brain teasers. Our Odyssey-Troy program was developed in concert with an existing program, Odyssey of the Mind (OOTM). Teams meet weekly over a 16-wk period to develop, test, and revise their solutions for a particular long-term problem, and to practice working as a group on spontaneous problems which require "thinking on your feet." To demonstrate their solutions, teams compete at a tournament at the end of the season.
In the Odyssey-Ithaca program, participants take home weekly packets of puzzles and brainteasers, with prizes for successful completion.