|Bingo||Friday||10:00am – 11:30am||$0.00|
|Chess Club||Friday||1:00pm – 4:00pm||$1.00|
|5 Crown Cards||Wednesday||12:00pm – 1:30 pm||$1.00|
|Hand & Foot||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|
|Table Tennis||Tuesday (no class on 3rd Tuesday)||9:00am – 12:00pm||$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 among seniors, improving their physical health.
Chess club welcomes every player of any skill. Chess improves recovery from stroke and disability. It helps prevent dementia, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. Playing stimulates brain growth, problem solving, and creativity. Most importantly, chess is fun!
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.
- 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.
Mahjong – SUSPENDED
Learn to play the ancient Chinese tile game! Mahjong is a tile-based game that was developed in China during the Qing dynasty and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century. It is commonly played by four players (with some three-player variations found in Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia). The game and its regional variants are widely played throughout Eastern and South Eastern Asia and have become popular in Western countries too. The game has also been adapted into a widespread online entertainment. Similar to the Western card game rummy, Mahjong is a game of skill, strategy, and calculation and involves a degree of chance. (source: Wikipedia)
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.