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10 Great Games for Assisted Living Residents of All Abilities

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Assisted living residents of all abilities can benefit from playing games. Games provide a fantastic way to socialize with other residents, get physical activity, or stimulate the mind. Some great games for assisted living residents include Bingo, Charades, Jigsaw Puzzles, and more.

Here are 10 great game ideas for assisted living residents with limited mobility.


This classic bingo game is a firm favorite among many. Its large print cards and easy-to-use markers make it the perfect choice for those with limited mobility or failing eyesight. The game features a wide selection of numbers and patterns, ensuring hours of fun and excitement for everyone involved. 


Charades offers light exercise and fun at the same time. It’s a classic game that encourages creativity and communication, making it perfect for small groups in assisted living communities. 

The rules are simple: act out a word or phrase without speaking, and your team has to guess what it is. With endless possibilities, charades never get old.

Jigsaw Puzzles 

Jigsaw puzzles are perfect for residents with limited mobility as they can be enjoyed while sitting down while providing mental stimulation. The best part is that there are endless options to choose from, including various themes, sizes, and difficulty levels. It’s a great way to pass the time and exercise the brain.

Card Games 

Card games like Uno, Go Fish, and Crazy Eights are easy to play and perfect for those with limited mobility. They promote social interaction, problem-solving skills, and memory retention. Plus, most card games can be played with just a deck of cards, making them easily accessible. 

Memory Games

Memory games are fantastic for anyone with limited mobility who wants to support their mental aptitude. Many assisted living communities now offer a range of memory games specifically designed for seniors, like card matching games, word recall games, and puzzle challenges. 

These games not only help stimulate the mind but also provide an opportunity to socialize and create new memories. They’re a great way to keep the brain active and entertained while enjoying the company of friends and family.

Board Games 

Board games have offered classic entertainment for decades, and for good reason. They offer a wide variety of themes, challenges, and levels of difficulty. For seniors, games like Scrabble, Chess, and Backgammon can be particularly enjoyable and beneficial. From stimulating the mind with wordplay to strategic thinking, these games promote friendly competition, problem-solving skills, and social interaction.

Video Games 

Video games have become beloved by people of all ages. Nowadays, numerous games feature different difficulty levels, catering to all groups. Video games can be played on various devices, from computers and consoles to tablets and smartphones, ensuring easy accessibility. 

For seniors, many excellent options are available, such as puzzle games like “Candy Crush” or strategy games like “Chess Titans.” Engaging in video games not only enhances hand-eye coordination but also promotes problem-solving skills and memory retention.

Trivia Games

Trivia games are an excellent option for anyone who loves to learn and has a competitive spirit. Numerous trivia games are available, covering various topics such as history, geography, pop culture, and more. These games stimulate the mind and provide an opportunity to learn new facts and information. They can be played with a group or individually, making them a versatile form of entertainment.

Outdoor Games

Outdoor games are a fantastic way to enjoy the fresh air and get some exercise. Traditional games like horseshoes, cornhole, and croquet are great for seniors. These activities promote hand-eye coordination, balance, and overall physical fitness. They can also be modified to accommodate any mobility limitations.

Musical Games

Music has been proven to provide numerous benefits to seniors, improving both cognitive function and reducing stress. Musical games such as “Name That Tune” or “Sing-Along” are wonderful ways to incorporate music into an activity. These games can be played in groups or individually, making them suitable for all situations. They also provide an opportunity for social interaction and reminiscing about favorite songs and memories.

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How The Lodge at Truitt Homestead Helps Assisted Living Residents Enjoy Games

Games can be a great way to bring joy and entertainment to assisted living residents of all abilities. From board games to card games, there are plenty of options to choose from that can be tailored to the individual needs of each resident. 

The Lodge at Truitt Homestead is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for all our residents. We offer a variety of games and activities to promote social interaction, cognitive stimulation, and physical activity. Our team is always available to assist residents in setting up and playing games.Book a tour today to see how The Lodge at Truitt Homestead can help your loved one enjoy their golden years.

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