Area seniors given Wii games to promote fitness – Dothan Eagle

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Don Langley is brought up in front of a crowd to show off his Wii bowling skills along with other seniors on his bowling team, known as "The Mighty Strikers," during a press conference to roll out a new pilot program administered by SARCOA that uses Wiis to promote exercise. - photo by: JAY HARE / DOTHAN EAGLE

Don Langley is brought up in front of a crowd to show off his Wii bowling skills along with other seniors on his bowling team, known as “The Mighty Strikers,” during a press conference to roll out a new pilot program administered by SARCOA that uses Wiis to promote exercise.                        Photo by: JAY HARE / DOTHAN EAGLE

Many people believe video games have led to an obesity epidemic in the United States. Now they will be used to fight it.

Some 38 Wiregrass area senior centers will participate in a pilot program in which seniors use Nintendo Wii game consoles to promote physical and mental fitness.

The program is a partnership of the Alabama Sports Festival Foundation, Alabama Department of Senior Services and the Southern Alabama Regional Council on Aging (SARCOA).

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Geneva Senior Center National Wii Bowling Team speaks about the program and gives a demonstration to the 38 centers in attendance.

 

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