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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 05:56 PM
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Say what ye want about video game systems or churches, but this news article RAWKS!
http://www.stillwatergazette.com/articles/2008/07/18/ne...

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"So far, it seems to be a big hit," Freichels continued. "The residents seem to like it, and all the kids were really excited about the idea. Some of them even cancelled plans to do other fun things because they wanted to be here so much."

Freichels said the entire setup - which included a Wii console, four games, four controllers, four controller recharging stations, and a rolling cart - cost about $600, which was covered by a grant from Thrivant Financial....


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"I think this will actually help them get more active and live longer, and I think it will bring more fun to their lives than watching birds or playing checkers," he said. "I love mine at home, and I hope they love it here, too."





Please read the entire article (I don't often under-snip).
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 06:11 PM
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1. One of the nursing homes where I visit has a Wii, and the residents love it!
I spent one afternoon with my four parishioners there playing baseball and bowling. They were having a great time! Every senior center should have one!
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 06:18 PM
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2. Kewl!
They seem to be the most popular games in Wii Sports... and for what comes with it, it's a terrific bundled game to boot.

To date, no other bowling game for the Wii comes close to Wii Sports' Bowling... and the baseball game, while comparatively simplistic, focuses on one activity (the player hitting or throwing balls) and has yet to become tiresome. (I suppose keeping it to three innings has helped...)

The fitness area one goes into, which allows variations of the games (I really dig the bowling game where you try to knock over up to 91 pins!) is great fun too.

Boxing is also a godsend, especially for computer programmers with no social lives; I felt it in my upper arms and shoulders right away and loved it. (the next day I had to get the 'BIOFREEZE', but LOL I'll catch up...)

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