As we age, our mental and physical capabilities start to deteriorate, and it’s easy to become bored with the same old activities. That’s why care homes and assisted living facilities need to bring some excitement and fun to their residents’ lives. Enter: Music Bingo!
Music Bingo is like a classic game of bingo, but with a musical twist. It’s perfect for seniors who love music, but who might not be able to dance their hearts out anymore (or if they do, it’s not pretty). Here are some reasons why care homes might want to give Music Bingo a try:
It’s a fun way to exercise the brain.
It’s no secret that listening to music can improve cognitive function, but Music Bingo takes it up a notch. Your residents will have to recall the names of songs and artists, which is like doing a crossword puzzle with a catchy beat. It’s a workout for the brain, and it’ll keep your residents sharp as a tack!
It’s a social activity that doesn’t require yelling.
Bingo has always been a social game, but yelling out “Bingo!” can be a little much, especially for seniors who don’t want to strain their vocal cords. With Music Bingo, the excitement is still there, but instead of yelling, your residents can simply mark their board with a bingo dauber. It’s a great way for your residents to interact and bond over their love of music.
It’s low-impact, but high fun.
As we age, we might not be able to move like we used to, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun. Music Bingo is a low-impact activity that can be played while seated, so everyone can participate, regardless of their physical abilities. Plus, it’s a great way to work up a sweat… from tapping your foot to the beat!
It’s easy to set up, so you can spend more time playing.
Setting up a game of Music Bingo is a breeze. All you need is a bingo board, some markers, and a list of songs. You can create your own playlists or use pre-made ones. It’s so easy, you’ll have plenty of time to start the dance party afterwards!
Table Play for the Win!
Music bingo is already prominent in many bars and pubs throughout the world and is often an individual game play experience — with each patron playing on their personal mobile device/smartphone.
But indivual play isn’t required. Let’s face it. Most folks in Assisted Living facilities won’t have their own device or phone but that’s okay! Group or “Table Play” is equally as fun — each table could share a single device (perhaps even provided by the facility — inexpensive tablets can be found under $100 on Amazon, etc.) and work as a team to identify (and sing along to) songs.
Music Bingo is a game that your residents will love. It’s fun, social, and low-impact, and it’s a great way to exercise the brain. So why not give it a try? Who knows, it might just be the highlight of their day (and maybe even yours, too!).
Rockstar Bingo is an easy to use platform for Music Bingo and you can get started today!
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