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Non-profit needs Wii to improve health and wellness for low-income senior center

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Resource posted by: CaringWorks Inc.

Created on: January 20, 2012

Resource description

Wii is an important fitness tool, with games such as tennis and bowling that encourage seniors to be physically active in a safe environment and also to socialize with peers through group competitions.

The goal of the AGILE program is to prolong the capacity for independent living among low-income senior adult residents, the majority of whom have a chronic physical disability or disease.

There are weekly and monthly community-wide activities and events to bring residents together and encourage social interaction. Through the many and varied opportunities, residents can attend to physical and mental health needs, enjoy social interaction, indulge in hobbies, learn, grow, and feel part of a cohesive community of peers.

The activities and supportive services reflect a multi-faceted approach to health and wellness that will support residents across the full spectrum of their physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs, improving and prolonging their autonomy in daily functioning and, ultimately, their quality of life.

How to obtain

Item can be through an in-kind or monetary donation to:
CaringWorks, Inc
321 W. Hill Street
Decatur, GA 30030

Contact info: KimberlyFerlauto@caringworksinc.org