Success StoryBIngocize with Capital City Activity Center



BIngocize with Capital City Activity Center

Author: Carla Carter

Planning Unit: Franklin County CES

Major Program: Active Living and Health Promotions General

Plan of Work: Making Better Choices for Healthier Lifestyles

Outcome: Intermediate Outcome

According to County Health Ranking & Roadmaps, approximately 29% of Franklin County, Kentucky adults over the age of 18 and nationally 27.5% of adults aged 50 or older are physically inactive outside of work. Physical inactivity increases as individuals age with approximately 25.4% of adults aged 50-64 years, 26.9% of adults aged 65-74 years, 35.3% of adults aged 75 and older. 

Regular physical activity and exercise helps to improve your physical and mental health and may improve the ability to live independently longer. Low-impact exercises, such as Bingocize (a socially, engaging group-based game that combines health education and exercise in the format of BINGO) are a great way to increase your heart rate and stay active without putting too much stress and pressure on your body and joints, making them ideal for our aging population.

The Family and Consumer Sciences Agent offered Bingocize, a ten-week, 20 session Fall Prevention program to the Capital City Activity Center twice a week. There was an average of 22 participants each week. The Activities Director, Anne Robbins commented that “we are noticing a difference in members who participate in Bingocize. Participants seemed much steadier on their feet; most were able to sit in the chair and get up without anything to hold onto; all were able to finish the CCAC Annual Pancake Race.

Participant Comments:

Participant RT - "I really enjoyed Bingocize. I had shoulder problems going on where I was taking shots and the exercise I was doing out here took that away. I am so glad that we do exercise it really does help with our reaching and walking.  It just keeps you going!"

Participant SG - "It's really got me up and moving. I feel so much better when I do the exercises. Some of them are kinda tough but I do them anyway.  It really helps."


The clientele participate in low-impact exercise entitled Bingocize two-times per week at the Capital City Activity Center.






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