'This is what 73 looks like': Seniors embracing Pokémon GO
While plenty of young people have become obsessed with playing Pokémon GO, a local home care group is emphasizing the health benefits of the game for its senior clients.
Home care provider Nurse Next Door has been encouraging its senior patients to play the game to promote exercise, cognitive stimulation and interaction between different age groups. The game has also given their senior clients the opportunity to explore the city and have a greater sense of community.
“It gets everybody outside having some exercise, having some fun,” said Patrick Wyness with Nurse Next Door. “You’re playing a game so you’re using a bit of your mind.”
Ross McLaughlin & Carlyn Yoshida reports
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