Games with family.

I wrote recently about games for brain health, and I watched those benefits take place recently.

First, our family spent a number of nights around the holidays enjoying playing a game together. It was a fun activity that was far more engaging and enjoyable than other evening activities such as watching tv. I suspect many of you experienced something similar this year or in the past. It’s a great way to bring generations together in a fun manner.

Then, we enjoyed a lovely game of balloon volleyball with my 100 year old grandfather. He isn’t very engaged most of the time these days, but playing a game wakes him up and it’s absolutely delightful to watch.

I don’t know what’s going on, but there is something about this little game that he gets in tune with and knows exactly what to do. He has a blast and it allows us to engage in a way that is otherwise inaccessible to us at this time.

Yay games. Happy holidays, and if you haven’t yet, perhaps find something to play before the new year!

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