TV bingo night returns as a big winner at Twin Lakes Village

The activity was recently brought back to the village for the first time since the pandemic began and residents couldn't be happier
3/27/2023  - Deron Hamel
Pictured above, Twin Lakes Village residents are seen here enjoying TV bingo night.  

Since the beginning of March, every Tuesday evening has been “bingo night” at Twin Lakes Village, and it's proving to be as much of a popular event as ever at the Sarnia seniors living community, says Ruby Gallant.

Ruby, the Twin Lakes Village fun co-ordinator, says residents are eager for a chance every Tuesday at 7 p.m. to watch Seaway Kiwanis Club TV Bingo on the large-screen TV.

There are only seven seats available in the activity room in front of the TV, so interested residents need to sign-up early if they want a spot, Ruby notes.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, TV bingo was a favourite nighttime activity for residents, Ruby says. During the pandemic, the activity was put on hold. Knowing how much residents enjoyed it, Ruby asked the management team if she could restart the program.

“I was given the green light to bring it back,” she tells S&R Today. “It was so nice to hear (the residents) interacting with each other as much as they could while playing bingo.”

Speaking with S&R Today on a Wednesday after one of the bingo nights, Ruby said there were no big winners, but everyone still had a great time.

“With dabbers in hands and hope in our hearts, I felt it was going to be a great night,” she says. “Although we didn't win, the residents were all smiles and still talking about it (today).”

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