A FUN, AFFORDABLE WAY TO IMPROVE HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE
Bingocize® is a successful preventative health promotion program designed to increase
the physical fitness, health knowledge, and social engagement of older adults in a
variety of settings including independent living, assisted living, and long-term care
facilities. Bingocize® has proved to be an effective, enjoyable, and easily replicated
way to improve physical activity adherence and ultimately health- related quality
of life in the older adults.
The Bingocize® program meets the highest- level criteria for evidence-based disease
prevention and health promotion programs as established by the Administration on Aging
Evidence-Based Programs Review Committee. The Health Communities Institute also recognized
it as an evidence-based practice. Since 2011, our team has successfully implemented
the program at 12 additional assisted living and independent living facilities in
Bowling Green and Owensboro, Kentucky. Subsequently, older adult facilities from across
the country and as far away as Australia contacted us to learn more about the program.
Over 25 facilities across the United States have implemented the program. We have
been especially successful training administrators and volunteers in 48 counties by
partnering with Kentucky Area Development Districts.