One of the many great things about Andover Terrace Senior Community is the many games nights the residents get to enjoy. Everyone loves a good games night, but did you know that it is actually very beneficial for seniors to participate in games, and not just because they are fun? Here are three reasons why having a games night is a great benefit to you or your senior loved one living in a VRS community.

Memory and Brain Health

Card and board games are excellent for helping improve memory and brain strength. Stimulating the brain via colours, letters, and numbers enhances brain function, helps with age-related ailments, such as dementia. By playing games at your retirement home in Salmon Arm, you can activate your brain. We have put together a list of “The Best 3 Brain Games to Play in a VRS Retirement Community” for some examples of games that help with memory and brain help. 

Hand Mobility

Another great thing about games night at Andover Terrace is that you will be able to work on hand mobility. Playing games require players to use different fine motor skills like grabbing, holding, and laying cards or pieces down in an organized way. Games are a great way for residents in retirement homes in Salmon Arm to keep their hands active and strong while also having fun!


One of the best things about living in a retirement home in Salmon Arm is the amazing social life and community we have. You will be able to form meaningful friendships right away with our many social events, including games night! Games night is the perfect place to meet new people as residents have a common topic to discuss (the game) and can always turn the focus back to the game to help with any social anxiety you may have. Games night is a great way to meet people who like similar things and develop new friendships at Andover Terrace. On top of meeting new people, games night is a great place to hang out and socialize with existing friendships or just go and have fun playing great games! You or your senior loved one is sure to never be bored at Andover Terrace.


If you’re looking for a VRS seniors retirement community that offers a variety of recreational activities, we are here for you. Feel free to contact us to inquire about this VRS location. Call 250.832.6686 to arrange a tour at one of VRS’ warm and friendly independent seniors communities.