Monday, September 17, 2007

Oui, Oui, We Want The Wii

Fun And (Virtual) Games

English pensioners bored with knitting and bridge have got hooked on a Nintendo Wii games console at their retirement home. Residents of the Sunrise Home in Birmingham - up to the age of 103 - have become avid video game fans since a chef brought in the console.

FOOTNOTE: Where’s my teenage mutant ninja, Myrtle?


Queen of Dysfunction said...

I am soooooo googling this story to see if there are photos. WOO HOO!

savannah said...

technology is our friend, sugar!

Merisi said...

And next comes the senior version of the game console! :-)

I know people from all walks of life who are avid video game players. One, a cognitive psychology professor, is addicted to Tetris (warning: it's loud!)" (it's me, calling him addicted, I am sure he plays it in the interest of science *ggg*).

mar said...

What a story! kids up to the age of 103!
Thanks for your visit. If you'd like to join the photo hunt, the theme for next saturday is "paper". Home of the photo hunt is here and all the information you need is here.
It is highly addictive... :)

WalksFarWoman said...

Well David, I hope I'm still playing with my Wii when I'm that old! Everyone should have one, I play tennis, golf, baseball - and do extensive brain training exercises - all wearing my nightie! :)

(Btw, it's reckoned that with daily use you can lose up to 30lbs in a year without even trying to lose weight.)

david mcmahon said...

Hi Queen,

You'll have to let me know if you do find any photos!

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi Savannah,

Absolutely - and sport is now available to everyone.

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi Merisi,

I used to be the king of tetris!

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi Mar,

We're all big kids, aren't we! Will sign up for the photo hunt. Thank you

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...


30lbs a year? I'm off to try that!

Keep smiling


lime said...

the great thing about this is that since there is a wide variety of basic games that all require movement of the user it's a terrific and fun way for folks who might otherwise be entirely sednetary to move around. we have a wii and the boxing game that comes with it can really get your heart pumping and not just from tension but from punching wildly at your virtual opponent while playing!

btw, i have also finally posted my own 'toy story' in the vein of the book i had mentioned finding. a week late i know...but it's there.

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

HEHEHEHE penshoners hav always been good at weeing. Hehehee!!!!!

CamiKaos said...

the wii is awesome. I can see why anyone would get hooked on it... plus hooray for exercise.

Everyone who comes to our house wants to play with outs, young and old alike.