At Etive House, we started a new weekly Bingo Club and our residents have been enjoying the laughter, fun and prizes.
We decided to host a weekly Bingo Club to bring the residents together to enjoy each other's company and take part in a bit of friendly competition!
Our bingo club provides residents with a number of benefits:
Social Interaction: Bingo is a social game that encourages residents to come together and interact. It provides opportunities for conversation, laughter, and companionship.
Mental Stimulation: Playing Bingo requires attention, concentration, and the ability to recognise numbers and patterns. These cognitive activities can help keep the mind sharp and active.
Emotional Well-being: Winning Bingo can boost residents' self-esteem and confidence, leading to improved emotional well-being. The sense of accomplishment and the excitement of victory can have a positive impact on mood.
Routine and Structure: Bingo club meetings typically follow a regular schedule. This routine and structure can provide a sense of stability for residents, which can be comforting and reassuring.
Inclusivity: Bingo is a game that can be enjoyed by residents of varying physical abilities and cognitive levels. It is an inclusive activity that allows all residents, regardless of their health status, to participate and enjoy themselves.
Physical Movement: While Bingo itself may not be a physically demanding activity, it does involve some physical movement, such as reaching for game cards or marking numbers. This minimal activity can help with residents' motor skills.
Community Building: Bingo clubs foster a sense of community and camaraderie among residents. It allows them to build friendships and create a supportive network within the care home.
Entertainment: Bingo is simply a fun and entertaining game. It offers a break from the daily routine, providing residents with an enjoyable pastime that they look forward to.
Prize Incentives: Some Bingo clubs offer small prizes or incentives for winners. These prizes can add an extra layer of excitement to the game and serve as a source of motivation for residents.
We look forward to our future bingo games and incorporating themes for the upcoming seasons.