It’s National Bingo Day!
Bingo first came to the U.S. in the 1930s, started with paper cards sporting 24 numbered squares arranged in five rows and five columns — plus that enticing “free space” in the middle which seems to promise a short cut to riches!
Bingo is a popular game among seniors because it is a fun activity that can be played no matter your age or capabilities. Researchers have learned that this game has a lot more value than for just fun and leisure, and it is very beneficial for seniors!
Benefits of playing bingo:
-Cognitive abilities boosted
-Hand-eye coordination improved
-Physical health strengthened
-Social participation is increased (very important!)
-Healing from illness and surgery is sped up