Health Benefits of Special Bocce Module Application in Nursing Homes in Turkey
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Being a prehistoric game, Bocce has always been one of the most popular recreational activities and had various different types of applications during the history of humankind. Today, it turned out to be a real international modern sport practice with more than 150 countries participating in different disciplines of the game which are gathered under the world umbrella organization, Confederation Mondiale Sport Boules (CMSB), which has been recognized by International Olympic Committee (IOC) since 1986. The sport had its national federation in 2005 in Turkey and had a very fast growth through many different target groups of the society. One of the most important examples is the special Bocce module developed for elderly people living in nursing homes all around the country. This presentation will briefly introduce this typical module of Bocce and then elaborate on the health benefits and wellbeing of this application for elderly people.