Senior Citizens Extending Health and Wellness with Video Games

From Yahoo News:

“To promote staying sharp and remaining active as you age, is encouraging seniors to play video games. Research and studies show that video games on the Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360 rank high in strengthening senior health and physical abilities.

Video games are not just for kids anymore and there is a new generation of gamers who are having fun while staying young – Senior Citizens.  Seniors have become one of the strongest and enthusiastic users of the Nintendo Wii.

Currently many Independent Living, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Home have a TV, if not an entire room dedicated to the Nintendo Wii and its activity games.  Group video game sessions are a prominent feature on many activity calendars in Retirement Communities in the US.  Activities such as these are improving many cognitive abilities of seniors as they age.”

Read more about this intriguing research:


About UWF Center on Aging

The Center on Aging at the University of West Florida was established in the Fall of 2010 when the School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences faculty along with assistance from Sponsored Research submitted a grant to the State University System Board of Governors in support of aging initiatives for Northwest Florida. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of aging adults through the application of science to address challenges associated with aging and to promote healthy aging, with an emphasis on prevention. This will be accomplished through inter-disciplinary and inter-professional efforts of basic and applied research, consultation, and partnerships with community agencies. Education and training, direct services to the aging population, and public awareness and understanding of the contributions and needs of elders will be primary objectives.
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2 Responses to Senior Citizens Extending Health and Wellness with Video Games

  1. I actually love Wii Fit and Wii Sports. My kids introduced me to Wii Bowling a few years back and I loved it. Since then I bought a Wii and the next thing you know my sister and I have been having tournaments.

    My husband and I play tennis and it is great. I can’t play real tennis anymore because of my diabetic feet but Wii brings back the spunk I used to have. I LOVE it.

  2. Garfield Moffa says:

    We should always be concerned about our general health and always take some vitamins and also take regular exercise. ..

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