Senior Center ‘bingocizing’ to improve members health

May 7, 2024 | 12:07 am

Updated May 6, 2024 | 10:15 pm

The Senior Community Center of Owensboro-Daviess County has restarted its “Bingocize” program to improve members’ health while playing bingo.

Bingocize has been on hiatus for the last couple of years due to the pandemic. The program is now back with the help of the Green River Area Development District to make it interactive for its participants.

“This is our first class since COVID, and we have five staff members that have gone through the certification to lead this program,” County Aging Coordinator David Tucker said.

Bingocize is a 10-week evidence-based health program. It rotates between calling bingo numbers and mobility exercises such as leg raises and neck stretches. The program tracks members’ progress through the 10 weeks.

While the current program is full, Tucker said they hope to do another Bingocize cohort once after this one.

“We hope to eventually be able to rotate this at all five of our locations and congregate sites in the county for other members to use,” Tucker said.

The program meets twice a week and aims for an hour of programming each session, typically lasting about three Bingo games. Tucker said that while the session ends after an hour, participants often aren’t through with the fun and request another game to keep their competitive spirits up.

May 7, 2024 | 12:07 am

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