Large print bingo cards
Bingo is a game and, for many elders, it is also a social experience. It is an opportunity to see friends, enjoy some refreshments and have some fun. Not playing can be a socially isolating condition. How regrettable. Especially since some simple adjustments can make it much easier for low vision patients to play. There are large print bingo cards that are helpful ($11.95 for ten). Also, good lighting always helps. We recommend a good, small LED pocket flashlight. The bright light can easily be shone exactly at the desired spot and illuminate any square on the bingo card.
We have seen these simple strategies work. The important thing is to get the low vision patient back into the game and back with their friends.