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The Nintendo Wii – How Does This Game System Help Your Dad Stay Fit?

Home Care in Mt. Laurel NJ: The Nintendo Wii - How Does This Game System Help Your Dad Stay Fit?

Home Care in Mt. Laurel NJ: The Nintendo Wii – How Does This Game System Help Your Dad Stay Fit?

Maybe you’ve seen senior centers or assisted living communities that have a Nintendo Wii. You’re questioning if this gaming system is really all that helpful at keeping senior citizens in fit. You’ve thought about getting one for your dad, but you’re not sure.

With the right games, a Wii is a helpful tool for helping your dad get some exercise. Here are some of the better options.

Boom Blox

Boom Blox is a multiplayer Wii game from Stephen Spielberg that has hundreds of levels. Kids love it and so do their grandparents. The game adapts so that it can be hard or easy to play. Play it for hours without finding the game getting tedious. The goal is to destroy the castle while also grabbing and saving animals that fall out and aiming at bonuses. Your dad will work his upper body with the aiming, throwing, and catching.

Scooby-Doo First Frights

Many elderly men and women probably watched Scooby-Doo with their own kids during the Saturday morning cartoon hours. Kids today also know and love the crime-fighting team. With Scooby-Doo First Frights, a mix of boxing motions pair with searching the different rooms for clues. With physical motions when fighting monsters and reasoning skills while solving the mystery, this game works the body and brain at the same time.

Walk It Out

In Walk It Out, your dad will wander through a virtual game world alone or with someone else. As you walk, you try to keep your steps timed to the rhythm of the song. When he times his steps correctly, he gains points that are used to turn the empty island into a bustling community. As long as a senior can walk in place, this game can help with daily fitness.

Wii Sports

Many Nintendo Wii system bundles come with this game. Seniors and kids love it because of the range of games. Play baseball, go golfing, or enjoy some rounds of bowling. The game also includes boxing and tennis. Each game requires the motions he’d use when playing the sport in real life.

Home care services also help your dad stay healthy. If he has a tendency to prepare quick meals, such as canned soup or freezer meals, a caregiver can come to his home and cook meals for him. Caregivers can remind him when to take medications. Caregivers can also join in and make sure he’s playing the Wii each day.

If you or an aging loved-one are considering home care in Mt. Laurel, NJ, please contact the caring staff at TLC Home Care Services today. Call (856) 234-8700 for more information.

Patti Maltese and Kelly McCabe

Founders, and Co-Owners at TLC Home Care Services
Patti is a founding partner and co-owner of TLC and has been in the staffing industry for many years both as an Office manager, recruiter, client specialist, and sales rep. She has previously staffed nurses for the state of NJ in state facilities and currently maintains her CHHA license to date. She has a Bachelors Degree in Communications and oversees the daily operations of TLC. She recently graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10KSB program for business owners in Phila. and the relationships and knowledge from that program has helped her to take TLC to the next level in multiple ways. She is a mother to 2 daughters and a grandmother to 2 girls as well.She resides in Mt. Laurel and loves advocating for seniors and has performed in “Dancing with The Cherry Hill Stars” fundraiser for education.

Kelly C. McCabe is a founding partner and co-owner of TLC HomeCare Services.She and her business partner,Patti Maltese founded TLC HomeCare Services in March of 2009.In addition to management, marketing and sales, staffing and recruiting, Kelly holds her New Jersey producer’s license in Health and Life insurance and is also a New Jersey Certified Home Health Aide.Kelly is the proud mother of two daughters and is a resident of Moorestown, NJ.