Body Boosting Bingo
Keeping active and having good muscle strength and balance is critical to our health and well-being. With this in mind, Age Scotland’s Allied Health Professionals Yolanda and Jenny have developed a dynamic, fun and interactive session they would like to share with our member groups.
Body Boosting Bingo is a fun activity in a social setting that has the added benefit of getting people moving and being active. There’s a version for those able to stand and for those who prefer to sit.
It runs similar to a regular game of bingo but with a bit of a twist!
We use a variation on the familiar rhyming bingo calls which will be linked to an exercise or activity. For example ‘number 8 lift some weights’. The activities are based on research evidence.
The session takes about an hour and includes fun activities centred on active and healthy ageing.
So far we’ve been piloting body Boosting Bingo to rave reviews the length and breadth of Scotland. So far, over 1000 people in more than 50 member groups have taken part.
How can my group take part?
We’ve gathered all the feedback from the pilot and are working on a version that member groups can run for themselves because we simply can’t be at all the venues that want to take part.
We’ll be launching Body Boosting Bingo across the country in November.
To run Body Boosting Bingo for yourself, you’ll need either a laptop with a USB port or a DVD player together with a screen such as a television that’s big enough for people to see. You’ll also be able to download a copy online.
If you’d like us to notify you when the new version is ready you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0333 323 2400. You’ll need to give us permission to hold your information on computer.
For more information
To find out more or register your interest please call 0333 32 32 400