|Pool Table/Billiards||Thursday||9:30am – 11:00am
1:00pm – 3:30pm
|Ping Pong / Table Tennis||inquire within||$1.00|
|Jigsaw Puzzles||Monday – Thursday||9:00am – 4:00pm||$0.00|
|Wii Bowling||inquire within||$1.00|
The Hurricane Senior Center has a pool table available for seniors. If you are interested in playing, please stop by during the hours posted above.
Ping Pong is a sport that can be enjoyed by individuals of any age and physical ability. Top Ping Pong players are some of the greatest athletes in the world, yet it is enjoyed by millions of disabled persons and folks in retirement homes. Playing table tennis is a great way to stimulate the brain and promote quick thinking while improving hand-eye coordination. Table tennis is a low-injury risk sport that keeps one fit and flexible, without putting severe stress on joints. Playing table tennis increases one’s agility and flexibility, and most of all their reaction time.
Scientific studies are revealing that playing bingo can have some not-so-obvious benefits. Winning is a great joy, but most seniors don’t only play to win. They actually enjoy the excitement and social atmosphere. Bingo players are quicker and more accurate than non-bingo players. The game brings seniors together while providing them a sense of belonging in the community. And, most importantly, simply relaxing while playing a game with friends helps reduce stress and depression among seniors which improves their physical health.
Its not a brain teaser to know card games are a hit with seniors. Playing cards is one activity that many people have enjoyed all their lives. Continuing to play card games will help seniors maintain their brainpower as they age. What better way to keep mentally fit than to get together with friends to learn a new game or enjoy an old favorite? Improve your memory and math skills.
- Bridge – A trick-taking game using a standard 52-card deck. It is played by four players in two competing partnerships, with partners sitting opposite each other around a table.
- Pinochle – A trick-taking card game typically for two to four players and played with a 48 card deck. Players score points by trick-taking and also by forming combinations of cards into melds.
Wii Video Games
Wii has gained unprecedented popularity and dramatic growth among senior citizens. The Wii system is not just a favorite pastime but a rehabilitation tool as well. Players interact with the gaming system by a remote control and few other devices to simulate playing sports or engaging in exercise. Wii games can increase the ability of older adults to process information and divide attention. They’re also fun.
We have the following Wii games available:
- Wii Sports
A great number of seniors love the challenge of a good puzzle. But when you think of puzzles, what type comes to mind? Most people think of crossword or jigsaw puzzles. Both of these puzzle types are an excellent way to keep the mind active while passing the time alone or with friends.
Just as physical exercise is important for keeping the body strong and healthy, mental exercise is important for keeping the mind alert and our cognitive abilities functioning to their best capacity.