Let me take you back to the late 1940’s and 1950’s for a moment. This is a beautiful era that even people born in a later era can appreciate. Modern culture still has a fascination with the fads, crazes and pop sensations from the age when the whole family sat down for dinner every night and a car with fins could get you a date. But there was more to the 1950s than sock hops and drive-ins; some of the trends and social movements that came out of that decade, such as the birth of rock ‘n’ roll and the widespread adoption of TV, continue to shape our lives today. Rock music captivated the younger set, although their elders disapproved. Elvis Presley entered the living room through the Ed Sullivan variety show, which was broadcast in black and white. RCA first broadcast color television in June, 1951, but it was not yet available to the masses. “I Love Lucy,” “Leave It to Beaver,” and “The Twilight Zone” are examples of popular shows at the time. Children celebrated their birthdays with parties at skating rinks. Hula Hoops, Barbie dolls and electric train sets are representative toys of the 1950s. All ages enjoyed dancing and dancing lessons.
Many people took their entire families to drive-in movie theaters. Favorite films of the era included “Rebel Without a Cause” and “Giant”. Musicals such as “South Pacific” and “Gentlemen Prefer Blonds” were also hits. James Dean and Marilyn Monroe are iconic stars of the 50s. Children preferred the matinee westerns shown at local theaters starring Gene Autry or Roy Rogers. Much of the fun of the 1950s was family oriented and centered around the children of the post-war baby boom. The point is people have always had different ways of entertaining themselves. Now in 2015; forms of entertainment have changed. Although the concept remains the same; the way to achieve “being entertained” has really changed. With technological advancements and breakthroughs; people have found new ways to stay active and interactive. One of those ways is through a video game consul known as the Nintendo Wii. Senior citizens and children can agree that Nintendo Wii is just a whole lot of fun.
Our participants really enjoy playing wii bowling on our wall size big screen. Along with wii bowling we also have wii golf, wii tennis, and other enjoyable games that make time fly by. The Nintendo Wii requires you to use your body as the controller for the game. You’re not just sitting in one spot staring at a screen. Instead, you are the player in the game. This not only provides entertainment, but it also provides and promotes better blood circulation, and overall health. It is really easy to play. Many people are turned off to learning new things because they fear that it will be too difficult, but our staff here at Harmony at 154th street will walk you through the simple process. We know that once you get the hang of it you’re not going to stop playing.
Harmony at 154th Street has your best health in mind. If you suffer from stiffness, or from depression let us help. Our center has provided many people with better living. We believe that you will enjoy your time here so much that we offer everyone a free one day pass to come and enjoy themselves playing wii, doing arts and crafts, listening to live music, playing pool and other great and interactive activities that will start you off to better health from day one. Call us today!
At Harmony Social Adult Day Care, we believe everyone’s health is important, which is why we have all of our Certified Home Health Aides, Personal Care Aides, and staff trained efficiently, so that you or your loved ones are getting the right health professionals providing safe care at our facility. If you or someone you know is having difficulty with activities of daily living due to poor circulation, please feel free to reach out to us for a free consultation at 718-585-5440. Or you can visit our website at www.harmonyadultdaycare.com