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Wii Would Like To PlayEdit

by Allie S, Steph L, Katie FEdit

OverviewEdit

Our project is to implement an exercise and proper nutrition program in an assisted living home in New Jersey. Our goal is to encourage older patients in assisted living homes to eat properly and exercise regularly in order to maintain a healthy and more fulfilling lifestyle. We are going to take a look at the social aspects of assisted living homes, the activities offered at the assisted living homes, and the overall environment of the assiste living home.

From our research, we found that the elderly often suffer from various health issues (such as diabetes, hypertension, to name a few) as well as various mental illnesses (such as depression and dementia). We also found that seniors in assisted living homes often do not exercise enough which can worsen their already exisiting conditions. We want to change the way the elderly population in these assisted living homes live their daily lives in order to make their lives healthier and happier.


Elderly Technology ApplicationsEdit

We found that the Nintendo Wii offers games such as bowling, golf, boxing and baseball that can help the elderly population become more active without putting much strain on their bodies. The Nintendo company is also coming out with Wii Fit, which incorporates balance, yoga, and calisthetics in order to improve mental and physical health. We feel these programs will be especially beneficial to the elderly population in the assited living home because they incorporate social atmospheres as well as physical fitness. A link to some various Wii related sites can be found below:
Nintendo Wii
Wii Seniors
We also are going to look on the AARP website to find more information about elderly living, proper nutrition and exercise, as well as the use of these various Wii video games among the older population:
AARP Website

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