Carpet bowling is a great game for seniors to keep both their bodies and minds humming happily. It is played with the aid of canes to move the balls around which is also handy if you happen to have mobility issues.
Played indoors, like conventional bowling, it is also a great winter sport. In addition, physical activity is required to throw the balls down the long green carpet that serves as the bowling alley, and there is lots of strategy involved.
The trick with this game is that the balls are weighted on one side which allows the bowler to throw the ball with a long curving roll from the outside of the carpet to the intended target at the other end of the playing field.
The game is usually played in teams of four, but at the Seniors Activity Centre teams can be two, three or four people depending on who shows up to play on that particular day.
Carpet Bowling is a $4 activity.