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Exergamers Wellness Clubs: boosting physical activity, socialization and quality of life for older adults by Marilynn Larkin, MA

Recognition of the benefits of play for older adults continues to grow, as does momentum for ways to facilitate it. In the May/June 2012 issue of the Journal on Active Aging®, we explored the emerging trend of older-adult playgrounds. In this article, we delve into a pilot program aimed at improving the health and well-being of older people in Los Angeles, California, through “exergames”—video games that involve sports and exercise—and other components.

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