Gainesville seniors gain health benefits from gaming
A Wii Game Console has been sitting unused at the Gainesville Senior Recreation Center, but Shands Rehab professionals are setting out to change that. A Shands physical therapist and shands recreational therapist hosted a class today to instruct seniors how to properly use the Wii to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Kelsey Diaz attended the class and witnessed how the Wii got class members moving, laughing and cheering.
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