And so does Grandpa!!  As do all of the other residents at Riderwood, a retirement community in Maryland USA.

Erickson Communities, owner of Riderwood, is working with Nintendo to see if the new game technology Wii [pronounced wee] will work with seniors.   So they have set up a Wii bowling alley here at the AAHSA conference.   I played against Freek Lapre, IAHSA Chair, from The Netherlands, and I must admit he was pretty good at it.

In addition to being fun, video games and other cognitive training tools have been proven to provide an improvement in overall daily functioning, including hand-eye coordination and cognitive fitness.  

Let’s play!!!

See the article below for a good description of the program at Riderwood.