Old folks like the Wii too

Posted on Monday, Feb 26 2007 @ 04:19 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Engadget reports elder folks in retirement homes also like to play some games with the Wii (they also have a funny photo).
While we assume those suffering from lingering hip injuries are apt to join the (admittedly quiet) cheerleading section, a group of athletic 70-somethings from Sedgebrook retirement community are "hooked on Wii Sports," with bowling being the unanimous favorite.

The response has been so positive that the locale is actually cranking up a 20-person tournament for an undisclosed reward, and while the residents have often commented about how "realistic" the Wiimote was in tossing the ball, the community actually has a fan for folks to dry their hands off before rolling a strike -- which is probably a smart move considering the potentially fatal injuries that could occur from slippage.


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