Solution Name: Improving Attention
The cup stacking game helps seniors increase their motor control, hand-eye coordination and attention to a task. Have the senior stack paper cups as a pyramid.
Scrabble is great way to increase attention to a task. This game involves creating words out of a handful of lettered tiles, which encourages the seniors to be creative. If the tiles are too small for the seniors to see, create a super-sized Scrabble game that can be played by everyone. Use a whiteboard as the Scrabble board and turn magnets into tiles.
Bingo is a classic sit-down game for seniors. This game boosts mental acuity while increasing attention to a task. This game requires excellent listening, quick thinking, and the ability to view a bingo card in seconds.
Putting together a puzzle is a great activity to increase attention to a task. Solving puzzles is a fun, low-stress way for seniors to socialize, and it also boosts visual acuity and manual dexterity. Find a puzzle that’s an appropriate skill level.
Many seniors still enjoy card games, ranging from bridge to canasta. These games are great for experienced players, but rummy is a game everyone can enjoy regardless of experience. It can be played by 2 to 4 players, and the aim is to get the right combination of runs and sets. There are also card decks made specifically for seniors with limited vision.
Taboo is a fun word game that can be played by multiple seniors. One senior is given a card with a word on it and tries to describe the word to the partner without using a list of banned words. This fun game is a great way for seniors to keep their minds sharp and increase attention.
Description: Stacking Cups
Description: Bingo in Red Box
Description: Rummikub by Pressman
Description: Taboo Board Game