WSET Reports on Benefits of Nintendo Wii's Donated By This Law Office

In July, I donated 18 Nintendo Wii gaming units to nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Central Virginia, including one at the Central Virginia Training Center ("CVTC") in Madison Heights (See News Blog dated July 30, 2009).

On October 20, 2009, Lynchburg television news station WSET reported on the benefits that the residents at CVTC are enjoying with their new Wii.

The report said that the residents are learning valuable skills through video games. At CVTC, those with disabilities, like "Daniel," are playing, learning, and smiling.

When interviewed by WSET, I said that I am, "just trying to touch people's lives in a good way. Wii units have a wonderful therapeutic effect. They're a lot of fun."

One employee of CVTC said that the goal is to get those like Daniel ready to be competitive members of the community. "They're learning how to take turns, they're learning their social skills." For more, watch the video and read the story at WSET's web site.

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Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

 

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