Wii Final Four tourney held at Autumn Care

Published 5:55 pm Monday, April 13, 2009

The Bam Bams (also known as the &dquo;mighty, mighty Bam Bams&dquo; in their cheers) came away with the championship victory and earned a team trophy, T-shirts, and a pizza party.

But everyone who attended the championship got a chance to enjoy a party. The large community room at the facility was filled with ballons, streamers, basketball themed cakes and other treats, and plenty of confetti by the end of the Bam Bams&squo; celebration.

Staff at the facility said residents had a lot of fun during the tournament and enjoyed the playful competition.

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The &dquo;basketball court&dquo; used for the tournament was a new big screen TV purchased with community donations and funds raised by residents, staff and families.

Like other senior facilities in the local area and across the country, Autumn Care has begun using Wii as a tool in its activity and rehabilitation departments. The interactive game system allows players to control action on the screen with their own physical movement.

Autumn Care Administrator Glenn Pierce says the facility&squo;s next event using Wii will be a bowling tournament. The Autumn Care Rehab Department is preparing to use the Wii Fit program for strengthening, endurance and balance activities,&dquo; he says.