A growing number of seniors are playing video games, according to hubpages.com. This increased interest in video games is a positive trend because they have real social, health, and brain benefits.
Video games improves mental health by providing cognitive stimulation as well as eye-hand coordination. The mental stimulation combined with the social interaction combats depression. The movement provides exercise and improves balance which in turn can prevent falls.
Wii Bowling seems to be the most popular game amongst seniors. It is an easy game to play, regardless of your gaming experience. Good Shepherd recently held a Wii Bowling tournament – our first place winner is pictured above. With all the benefits and fun it brings, why not join in the fun?