Delighted Nursing Home Residents Play Life-Sized Whack-A-Mole!

A nursing home came up with a fun game for residents.

Staff members at one nursing home came up with an unconventional way to keep their residents active: a life-sized version of whack-a-mole! A TikTok video from Clyde Nursing Center in Texas shows two elderly women having a blast playing the game. Residents used pool noodles instead of mallets, which is good considering that the target was a person poking his head out through holes in a sheet! According to the video’s caption, the “exceptionally fun therapeutic activity” was a success.


“I love it,” wrote one commenter. “Keep them moving, hand/eye coordination, plus I’m sure they’re having big fun trying to whack him!”

Another added, “Aww why is this so cute this makes my heart melt.”

Watch the video below to see the real-life whack-a-mole game in action!


Clyde Nursing Center Wack-A-Mole. The residents enjoyed this exceptionally fun therapeutic activity. #clydetx #Wackamole #AHS #SNF #SkilledNursingFacility #Seniors #Rehabilitation

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