Games

 

Activity Day(s) Time Suggested
Donation
Billiards Tuesday – Friday 9:00am – 3:55 pm $1.00
Bingo Friday 10:00am – 11:30am $0.00
Bunco First Tuesday of the Month 1:00pm – 3:00pm $0.00
5 Crown Cards Wednesday 12:00pm – 1:30 pm $1.00
Hand & Foot/ Rummikub/Skip-Bo Wednesday & Friday 9:00am – 11:30am $1.00
Jigsaw Puzzles Tuesday – Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm $0.00
Ladies’ Bridge 3rd Thursday of the month 12:00pm – 4:00pm $1.00
Party Bridge Wednesday & Friday 12:00pm – 3:00pm $1.00
Pinochle Wednesday & Thursday 12:30pm – 3:00pm $1.00
Rummikub Group 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesdays 1:00pm – 3:00pm $1.00
Table Tennis Tuesday (Adv) & Wednesday (Beg & Int) 9:00am – 12:00pm $1.00

Bingo

BingoScientific 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, improving their physical health.

Card Games

Card GamesIts 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.

  • 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.
  • Party 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.
  • Hand & Foot – A Canasta variant involving four to six decks rather than two and is played by teams of two players. This version is played with a hand and a foot, unlike traditional canasta that just has a hand. Some players feel this version is more enjoyable for beginners.
  • 5 Crowns – Five Crowns™ is a progressive rummy-style game that has five suits. Having five suits changes the strategy and dynamics of the game. The Rules of Five Crowns are fairly simple, and the game comes with two full decks so that you can play with any number of players from two to seven.
  • Rummikub Rummikub™ is a tile-based game for 2 to 4 players, combining elements of the card game rummy and mahjong.
  • Skip-BoSkip-Bo™ is the ultimate sequencing card game from the makers of UNO®! Players use skill and strategy to create stacks of sequentially numbered, ascending cards (2,3,4…) until they have no more left to play.
  • Bunco – Bunco is a parlor game. The object is to score points wile taking turns rolling three dice in a series of rounds.

Jigsaw Puzzles

Jigsaw PuzzlesA 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.