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    Looking for engaging activities to keep seniors in aged care moving and having fun? Look no further than Pool Noodle Hockey for Seniors!

    This isn’t just any game; it’s a fantastic way to promote gentle exercise, social interaction, and a healthy dose of friendly competition. Memory Lane Therapy prepares this interactive activity for your seniors to enjoy!

    Pool Noodle Hockey Essentials

    • Chairs for seated players (minimum 12)
    • Goal net or extra chair or walker for the Goal
    • Pool Noodles cut in half (minimum 6)
    • One medium-sized rubber ball,  slightly smaller than a soccer ball

    How to Play?

    • Select two teams with at least six players on each side. 
    • Seat the two teams facing each other in a line with at least 1 meter or more between the facing teams.
    • Set up a goal at each end of the line, you can use a goal net, a chair, or even a resident’s walker.
    • All players have a pool noodle cut in half.
    • The game aims to hit the ball with your pool noodle through the goalpost for your team. Each team hits the opposite end to the other.
    • Set a timer for each game, e.g. 5 to 10 minutes. The team with the most points wins that game.
    • Have an umpire throw the ball to the middle of the row of players at the start of the game. You can also try to throw the ball each time it goes out or a score is made.
    • Serve refreshments to keep everyone hydrated.

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