Posted: Feb 19, 2018 06:04 PM CST LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – An area effort is exploring the potential benefits of virtual reality for seniors.

Virtual reality is being used for more than just gaming. The technology is finding its place in areas including health care, military exercises and education.

Volunteers from La Crosse’s Pump House Regional Arts Center have brought virtual reality to area students, and on Monday, they introduced the technology to senior citizens at Benedictine Living Community in La Crosse. The intent was to exercise their memories and allow them to virtually travel around the world.

“Well, it’s very thrilling,” resident Arlene Jensen said. Without leaving the comfort of the living community, she was able to watch “The Lion King” on Broadway.

“I’m practically at the stage, and I don’t know the dance steps. Oh, well,” she said. Read more from…

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