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Fool On The Hill » Blog Archive » Wii Love Playing with the Seniors

We’ve been volunteering at a nursing home in our neighborhood. I decided that the wonderful residents needed a Wii after reading about the positive effects they have had on other seniors. A few of them ‘get it’ and really enjoy bowling. Some just hold the wiimote with a death grip. I’m going to try a game night this week. After dinner the residents just head to their rooms for the night (like around 5:30pm). I’m hoping that they’ll eventually be brave enough to play with it by themselves. Until then, we’ll play with them. We also just visit and talk, sharing news of the outside world and our own experiences. We’ve been doing some interviewing and developing short biographies. I’ve enjoyed taking pictures. Most of the residents have never seen a digital camera. The instant feedback is pretty cool.

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