|Jigsaw Puzzles||Tuesday – Friday||9:00am – 4:00pm||$0.00|
|Bingo||Friday||10:00am – 11:30am||$0.00|
|Hand & Foot||Wednesday & Friday||9:00am – 11:30am||$1.00|
|Party Bridge||Wednesday & Friday||10:45am – 3:00pm||$1.00|
|Pinochle||Wednesday & Thursday||12:30pm – 3:00pm||$1.00|
|Table Tennis||Tuesday (no class on 3rd Tuesday)||9:00am – 12:00pm||$1.00|
|Table Tennis||Friday||2:00pm – 4:00pm||$1.00|
|Wii Bowling||Thursday||1:00pm – 2:00pm||$1.00|
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 amongst seniors improving 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.
- 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.
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.