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Hip community for retirees embraces gaming
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer Phil Click, a resident at Sonora at Splendido, maneuvers a skeleton sled down a run with a wireless motion-responsive controller on the Nintendo Wii.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer Phil Click, seen reflected in a window, tries his hand at the ski jump in Nintendo Wii's Winter Sports 2008 game. Sonora at Splendido uses the Wii game console to exercise residents’ minds and bodies.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer Program coordinator Scott Rydecki explains to resident James Linder that he can use the Wii's motion-responsive controller to mimic swinging a golf club, making a digital character on TV hit a golf ball.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer A pleased Pat Walton smiles after bowling a strike using Nintendo's Wii video game console. A digital character bowls a ball on the TV screen as Walton moves her arm as if she were actually bowling.