Fight Isolation and Join in for a Guinness Book of World Record Attempt on October 22
By Michelle Talsma Everson -
Wednesday Oct 06, 2021
Televeda and Duet: Partners In Health & Aging, with the support of Cigna, are excited to invite the community to a high-energy online bingo game on Friday, October 22, at 10 a.m. as they attempt to set a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for the most viewers of a bingo livestream on a bespoke platform. This is a free event open to all age groups.
How the Event Works
• Individuals, recreation centers, community health centers and nonprofits can log on to televeda.com/bingo and reserve their spot. Each person or organization needs to pre-register to be counted toward the world record title.
• Then, before the date (October 22 at 10 a.m.), individuals will receive instructions on how to join in and use their BINGO cards.
• On October 22 at 10 a.m., participants log in and enjoy the game! Each participant will count toward an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® attempt.
• Individuals can also choose to play the game by visiting any of the host venue locations listed on televeda.com/bingo. Transportation partner, Envoy America, is offering free rides.
According to a recent Pew study, over two-thirds of adults over 65 are online today. They’re redefining aging by turning to a digital social life. But there remains a digital divide as many are unsure of their ability to use technology, leaving them unmotivated to try. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “Loneliness and social isolation in older adults are serious public health risks affecting a significant number of people in the United States and putting them at risk for dementia and other serious medical conditions.”
The pandemic has shown that the best way for the community to help older adult family members to beat loneliness is getting them an internet connection, a device, and a patient teacher. The goal behind this event is to raise global awareness about the importance of social connectedness for our mental wellbeing and to encourage the entire community across all ages to come together in a safe and fun way to celebrate this new modern aging.
“The pandemic is hard for everyone, especially for those who are at risk. But we have also witnessed our older adult communities growing stronger and bolder. What better way to bring everyone together than with the unified mission of setting a world record for bingo?” says Shruti Gurudanti, co-founder of Televeda. “Our mission is to take back what belongs to each one of us: the ability not only to stay connected but thrive together while living our best lives ever.”
This event is presented by Cigna and hosted by Televeda—a social venture with a mission to combat social isolation for older adults and adults with special needs—with support from multiple community partners, including: Duet, the City of Chandler, D-Backs, Rose Law Group, and Wellcare. To learn more, visit televeda.com/bingo or e-mail [email protected].
Televeda is a virtual classes and community management platform that civic organizations (like cities, counties, health systems, nonprofits and adult daycare centers) across 18 U.S. states and the U.K. use to easily deliver live virtual content and save huge amounts of time. Visit http://www.televeda.com for more information or call (833) 299-1449.
About Duet: Partners In Health & Aging
Duet is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote health and well-being through vitally needed services to homebound adults, family caregivers, faith communities, and grandfamilies. Duet’s free-of-charge services are available in the greater Phoenix area. To volunteer, donate or ask for help, go to http://www.duetaz.org or call (602) 274-5022.