Ageless Games

Virtual games do not belong only to the young. In a recent news report out of Boston, seniors have adopted Wii and are planning local tournaments and playing with their children and grandchildren. Nintendo’s Wii game, released in late 2006, allows users to play games such as baseball, boxing, tennis, bowling and golf in the comfort of their homes. Users (gamers, as they’re called) hold a wireless console, and watch representations of themselves playing on their TV set. Wii is also appearing in seniors centers and housing developments. For those who can’t get out or who have physical challenges, this easy-to-use technology offers an alternative for socializing and improving hand-eye coordination. Users should be aware of the risks of repetitive motion syndrome, and vary their game-playing accordingly.

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