Free Webinar Explores Bingocize In the Cowboy State

Posted on 04/23/21 by Tom Lacock

Bingocize

Working out has never been so much fun as it has been since the start of Bingocize. At 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, The Wellness Wednesday Webinar Series will feature the creator of Bingocize, Dr. Jason Crandall, who will explain what Bingocize is and where to take part.

To join the webinar, go to Facebook.com/AARPwy to take part in this free webinar event.

Bingocize is a combination of bingo, exercise, and health education. Trained leaders of the program select between three separate 10-week units that focus on exercise-only, exercise and falls prevention, or exercise and nutrition. Groups of participants play Bingocize twice a week for 45 minutes to an hour each time with exercises focusing on range of motion, balance, strength, and endurance. The program is delivered using a traditional bingo game, along with printed curriculum materials. Program participants can also use a mobile web-based app to Bingocize in-person or remotely. 

Ten senior centers in Wyoming have been selected to be the first in Wyoming to offer the program, with the Wyoming Department of Health helping to order equipment and helping teachers to gain certification. Nationally, the program has been implemented in 40 states and three foreign countries. 

Dr. K. Jason Crandall is an Associate Professor of Exercise Science and Co- Director of the Western Kentucky University Center for Applied Science in Health and Aging in Bowling Green, KY. He has received over $2.5 million in research funding from the National Institute on Aging, Retirement Research Foundation, Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation, and the U. S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. His research focuses on a novel physical and cognitive intervention to improve quality of life of older adults. Crandall will present on Bingocize in this edition of Wellness Wednesday.

Wellness Wednesdays Webinars are made possible through a collaboration with AARP Wyoming, The Wyoming Department of Health Injury and Violence Prevention Program, Wyoming Council on Aging, Wyoming Department of Health Aging Division, and Mountain Pacific Quality Health. The webinars are a monthly series devoted to maintaining a healthy lifestyle during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinars are free to the public and there is no requirement to be an AARP member to take part.

To see past editions of Wellness Wednesday, check out AARP Wyoming’s Facebook at facebook.com/aarpwy.

This story is provided by AARP Wyoming. Visit the AARP Wyoming page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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