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Veterans Home Gets Wii’s for Christmas

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Aired 4/19/09

 

Chula Vista Veterans Home residents now have something a lot of teenagers are dying to get this Christmas. KPBS reporter Katie Orr explains.

 

 The Vets can spend their time playing tennis, baseball and bowling thanks to a grant that paid for 15 Nintendo Wii gaming systems. The consoles are equipped with various games and will be placed throughout the facility. Resident Bob Bristow and his friend played the Wii for four hours the first day it was available.

 

  Bristow: Baseball, both of us didn’t do well. I played tennis better than any other sport. But I’m going to get this down. I’m defiantly gonna get it down.

 

 Officials at the Veterans home say the Wii systems are good rehabilitation, or Wii-hab, for seniors. Students from Hilltop High School helped teach the residents how to play the games.

 

Katie Orr, KPBS News.

 

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