Healthcare IT News: April 04, 2012 | Diana Manos, Senior Editor
LOS ANGELES – Microsoft officials announced Wednesday that the company will partner with the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging, Partners in Care Foundation and St. Barnabas Senior Services to enhance the health of Los Angeles’ seniors.
The partnership plans to extend its program to a total of 16 senior centers in Los Angeles, say company officials.
The program, called the Exergamers Wellness Club, combines technology with exercise, overall health monitoring and evidence-based health education from Partners in Care, according to a Microsoft press release. Seniors in the program use Kinect for Xbox 360 to make exercise fun and to supplement other fitness activities such as tai-chi, the announcement said. <READ MORE>