What is Reach Out and Play?
Did you know that nearly one-third of adults (32%) report that they often or always feel lonely or isolated? Ageless Innovation aspires to change that – innovating products and initiatives that alleviate social isolation and loneliness and positively impacting the lives of older adults, bringing joy as we live and age together.
Ageless Innovation’s Reach Out and Play initiative, sponsored by AARP, is designed to create meaningful social connections for older adults by bringing people of all ages together through the power of play.
Timed around Grandparents Day (September 10), Reach Out and Play Board Game Events will be held across the country – and everyone is invited to play!
Find a Reach Out and Play Event
AARP and other partners are hosting Reach Out and Play Board Game Events. Friends and family of all ages are welcome! Find and register for a game night event near you at aarp.org/agelessplay.
Interested in hosting an event in your senior living center or community?
Our Community Event Toolkit has everything you need to know – from how to register your event and have it added to the aarp.org/agelessplay listings to hosting a successful Reach Out and Play Board Game Event. Contact ReachOutandPlay@AgelessInnovation.com for more information.
Host at home
If you can’t find a Reach Out and Play Board Game Event in your area, there’s no better place to bring your family and friends together than around your own kitchen table!
Here are a few tips to host your very own Reach Out and Play Board Game Event at home:
- Download the Host Your Own Reach Out and Play Event guide
- Plan a day and time that works best
- Invite friends or bring your whole family together
- Have snacks handy to keep the fun going
- Choose games that all generations would enjoy (consider the ages and abilities of your guests)
- Capture the fun with photos and share it on your social media pages
- Don’t forget to tag @AgelessInnovation and use #ReachOutandPlay so we can follow the fun!
The Joy for All™ Board Games are reimagined classics that meet the needs and interest of older adults. With age-inclusive components, such as easy-to-grasp game pieces, increased font size, and trivia and references that cater to players of all ages, these games will spark fun, conversation and connection at any Reach Out and Play Board Game Event! To learn more about or purchase Joy for All Games: