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Missouri Gaming and Older Adults
Missouri Gaming and Older Adults
Missouri Gaming and Older Adults
Missouri Gaming and Older Adults
Missouri Gaming and Older Adults
Missouri Gaming and Older Adults
Missouri Gaming and Older Adults
Missouri Gaming and Older Adults
Missouri Gaming and Older Adults
Missouri Gaming and Older Adults
Missouri Gaming and Older Adults
Missouri Gaming and Older Adults
Missouri Gaming and Older Adults
Missouri Gaming and Older Adults
Missouri Gaming and Older Adults
Missouri Gaming and Older Adults
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Missouri Gaming and Older Adults

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This is part 5 of the presentation, \"Libraries, Older Adults and Technology,\" presented for the Missouri State Library, October 2008.

This is part 5 of the presentation, \"Libraries, Older Adults and Technology,\" presented for the Missouri State Library, October 2008.

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  • 1. Gaming and Older Adults Libraries, Older Adults & Web 2.0 Presented by Allan M. Kleiman October 20-24, 2008
  • 2. Gaming and Older Adults <ul><li>Non-Technology Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Board Games </li></ul><ul><li>Puzzles </li></ul><ul><li>Card Games </li></ul><ul><li>Other Games </li></ul>
  • 3. Gaming and Older Adults <ul><li>Why Wii Gaming in the Library for Seniors? </li></ul><ul><li>Mental Stimulation (Using the Brain) </li></ul><ul><li>Eye/Hand Coordination </li></ul><ul><li>Social Interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Inter-Generational Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Group/Lifelong Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure to New Technology </li></ul>
  • 4. Gaming and Older Adults <ul><li>The Second-annual “Evercare 100 @ 100 Survey,” sponsored by Evercare, polled 100 Americans turning 100 and older in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>1 in 7 had played Video Games </li></ul><ul><li>47% of online Games are Downloaded by 55+ Population </li></ul>
  • 5. Gaming and Older Adults <ul><li>Library Resource: </li></ul><ul><li>Libgaming (Google Group) </li></ul><ul><li>ALA (Currently Under Construction) 2009 Gaming Wiki (Gaming Experts) </li></ul>
  • 6. Gaming and Older Adults <ul><li>Trace Steps – My Personal Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Last June 2007, ALA Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Librarian, October 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>First Gaming Day with Teens and Seniors, November 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly Gaming (Part of Friday Programs) </li></ul><ul><li>Now Doing Gaming for ALL Ages </li></ul>
  • 7. Gaming and Older Adults <ul><li>Open Gaming </li></ul><ul><li>Competition Play </li></ul>
  • 8. Gaming and Older Adults <ul><li>What Have “Wii” Found— </li></ul><ul><li>Great Social Interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Helping Each Other Learn </li></ul><ul><li>Great Relationships Between Teens and Seniors </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling of Accomplishment at Learning New Technology </li></ul>
  • 9. Gaming and Older Adults <ul><li>Best Games </li></ul><ul><li>Wii Sports (Bowling, Tennis, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Wii Fit </li></ul><ul><li>Big Brain Academy </li></ul>
  • 10. Gaming and Older Adults <ul><li>Not So Successful-- </li></ul><ul><li>Endless Ocean </li></ul><ul><li>Super Mario Galaxy </li></ul><ul><li>American Idol </li></ul>
  • 11. Gaming and Older Adults <ul><li>Wii and Persons With Disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Visually Impaired (Large Screen) </li></ul><ul><li>Wheelchair Bound </li></ul><ul><li>Used in Wiihabilitation, with Persons who Have had a stroke, surgery, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive and Entertaining </li></ul>
  • 12. Gaming and Older Adults <ul><li>What are Libraries Doing? </li></ul><ul><li>Bowling, Golfing, Tennis </li></ul><ul><li>Tournaments with Senior Groups, Other Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Seniors are Playing With Their Grandchildren </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative Physical Fitness </li></ul><ul><li>Mental Stimulation </li></ul><ul><li>Learning New Technology </li></ul>
  • 13. Gaming and Older Adults <ul><li>How Do You Begin? </li></ul><ul><li>Wii, $250., plus purchase additional controllers </li></ul><ul><li>Games, 19.95 and up </li></ul><ul><li>Place—Where Will You Hold the Gaming? How Will You Display? </li></ul><ul><li>Training? Who is Experienced </li></ul>
  • 14. Gaming and Older Adults <ul><li>Schedule on a Regular Basis </li></ul><ul><li>Get the Staff Involved! </li></ul><ul><li>Publicize the Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Serve Refreshments </li></ul><ul><li>Create a “Fun” Atmosphere </li></ul><ul><li>Seek “Senior” Input – What Works? What Does Not </li></ul>
  • 15. Gaming and Older Adults <ul><li>Make the Experience Inviting </li></ul><ul><li>Make the Experience Interactive </li></ul><ul><li>Make the Experience Fun </li></ul><ul><li>Now---Let’s Wii! </li></ul>
  • 16. Gaming and Older Adults <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Answers! </li></ul>
  • 17. Gaming and Older Adults <ul><li>Allan M. Kleiman </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Libraryolderadults.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>732-738-5181 </li></ul>

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