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New Fun For Baby Boomers: Armchair Travel, Sports and More…

Retired or not, Boomers are looking for new activities. Now that this over-50-crowd has time and more disposable income; VR is something new they can try for a hobby or date night. “Once you put on the virtual reality headsets and googles’ you can completely immerse yourself in new worlds” commented Erik Madsen, owner/operator of this family-owned virtual arcade that has some of the most sophisticated vr systems in the world.

Take a Virtual Vacation

Virtual Reality Lounges are popping up across the country and fit the criteria for many. No expensive food or drinks, but an active and fun passtime. VR doesn’t take physical strength or stamina. At the same time Virtual Reality can be a workout. Mostly vr lounges are an exciting place to meet friends. But never underestimate time alone, wondering through a museum in the VR googles… or racing through the streets of Monte Carlo in the Arcadia VR Racing Rigs. Get some quality me-time in a VR booth! Besides fantasy lives, VR experiences include travelling to new countries, to outerspace or scuba diving the reefs. VR is educational. Explore the Louvre or other iconic venues without leaving your home town. These days many like to avoid air travel and the long security lines… so virtual reality ‘holidays’ are getting more popular. Want to get to a beach in the winter… stop by McCurdy Corner in a snowstorm and place yourself in a tropical atmosphere. Remember Star Trek’s virtual reality booth in the 70’s television show? Now you can replicate Captain Kirk’s Holodeck, and take a break from your hectic schedule doing things for others. Relax and recharge in one of our large, private vr booths.

Compete in Sports

Many Boomers were competitive sports enthusiasts who now have some injuries. Can you relate to finding alternate activities that fill a need for competition like in high school days? Lately there has been some fun poked at Boomers’ lack of skill with technology. The truth is, baby boomers are some of the smartest and best educated people… not to mention their broad life skills. With a long history in college and adult sports leagues, VR sports is the next challenge to conquer.

Quality Family Time

Its easy to participate in VR. At Arcadia the staff will take you through an orientation of the equipment and the games. Learn new skills and impress your kids and grandkids. In fact, a VR lounge is a place where grandparents and their grandkids can spend time together and have plenty to talk about. Wow friends and family with an outing to Arcadia. The whole family can take up a new sport and travel to the country your ancestors immigrated from. Explore your roots. In Kelowna there are a limited number of family activities where everyone has a great time. More specifically, it is nice to go somewhere and find activities-that-are-inclusive. When the family goes to Arcadia Virtual Lounge everyone gets to watch the same screen the person in the booth is watching. Observing other people doing VR is entertaining in itself.

Boomers stay hip with hobbies

Boomers have the opportunity to try something new. After years of hard work and saving, retirement gives them freedom of choice. Retirement allows a well-deserved break from the hard work accomplished after years of working. Most retirees are very involved in extended family and look for ways to spend time with grandkids. Once you’ve introduced the children to your favourite hobbies and places, let them show you their gaming skills at Arcadia in Kelowna. We know young children thrive on your attention. Watching them in the VR booth ensures you all have a good time. Don’t keep repeating the same routine. Mix it up and keep things interesting. Boomers: you have about 25 years to fill with worthwhile pursuits. Consider challenging yourself to get more comfortable with gaming and VR. This is a good way to stay relevant to your kids and granddads.

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