WASHINGTON, Iowa (KCRG) — Some people at a Washington, Iowa retirement center learned how to use virtual reality sets for the first time. Their teachers were area middle school students who use the goggles in classes, but the experience was more than just learning about new technology.

Staff at the United Presbyterian Home in Washington said the virtual reality expedition was a good brain exercise for some of the residents here. “This is just another way to stimulate a different area of the brain and get them thinking a little differently.

That’s really fun to see,” said Amy Kleese, the wellness director at the United Presbyterian Home in Washington. Kleese said these kind of activities can help those who deal with memory loss or other cognitive disabilities.

She said the retirees love a new learning experience. “They always love it when the kids come.

Getting to experience some one on one with them or getting to know who some of the school kids are,” said Kleese. Kids from Washington Middle School were happy to share their new virtual reality goggles. Read more from wcjb.com…

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