“Bingo!” Just the name makes people cringe and ask, is this all social life has to offer for residents in long-term care—how terrible! Well, I want to help you look at Bingo in a new way.
I have been working at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for 22 years, and Bingo has always been one of the most popular activities on my activities calendar. Bingo is popular not because it is fun, and certainly not because there is nothing else to do—we schedule more than 75 activities weekly— but because it is safe on many levels. Let me explain what I mean.