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Written and published in the Sioux Center News on February 11, 2009

Wii video game entertains residents at Royale Meadows

In nursing homes around the country, video game consoles are becoming a hit. That's true here in Sioux Center, too, as Royale Meadows had a Nintendo's Wii video game.

Activity coordinator Sue Sandbulte said that residents enjoy playing the games and those who don't play enjoy watching. Sporting games like bowling are a big hit and offer good range of motion for the players.

In 2008, Royale Meadows purchased the game console with a memorial gift from a former resident. The nursing home has organized activities for the Wii at times during the week for those who are interested.