LET’S GO B.I.N.G.O.
March 6, 2019
For decades, Bingo has been a favorite among seniors. While today’s retirement communities
offer much more than a weekly Bingo game, it is still one of the most popular games and it
turns out Bingo may also be good for your health.
A fun competitive game of Bingo can bring mental and physical health benefits to the table as
- Increased mental awareness as players need to be mentally alert and aware of the
numbers on their card(s), and what the announcer is calling.
- Because of the fast pace repetition that requires players to mark their cards as numbers
are called, it also helps with the training of your hand-eye coordination.
- Anyone who has been to or seen a game of Bingo knows it comes with much laughter;
and laughter truly is the best medicine as it decreases stress, increases immunity, lowers
blood pressure and produces an overall sense of well-being.
- Studies have shown that playing games like Bingo promotes mental, emotional and
physical health and therefore may help you recover faster following a surgery or illness.
It can also help decrease your risk of depression.
- Bingo has been around since the 1950’s and originated in Italy back in the Renaissance
- Bingo players tend to be very superstitious, some believe in lucky charms, pens,
numbers and certain colors of daubers.
- Most players prefer their dauber color to be purple.