Who says granny can’t play games too? Well, no one, but still, we rarely think of grandpa or grandma playing games online. In fact, we rarely think of the elderly even knowing how to use the internet, or even the computer. But senior online gaming is quickly growing.
Over a quarter of online gamers are over the age of 50. Not only are they playing, but they are playing a lot. Some grannys are playing over an hour a week. Not to mention said gaming can have physical and mental benefits for seniors.
Keeping the mind sharp and socializing are just a few of the benefits that online gaming can provide for senior citizens. However, it can get out of control. Just like many other fun things, addiction can creep in. It has even been found that 1 in 5 women have left a husband or boyfriend due to neglect linked to social gaming.
Check out this infographic presented by Assisted Living Today to learn more about the rise of senior online gaming.
Infographic by Assisted Living Today