Many active living seniors like to stay engaged in their community by participating in activities aimed at senior citizens.
However, active living seniors in Idaho recently had a jarring experience when local law enforcement showed up to raid their weekly poker game.
The members of the senior citizens center typically paid $20 to play, and then split the winnings among the top chip holders at the end of the game.
However, they would often donate a large portion of the winnings to the center itself, according to CompatiblePoker.com.
But, because all betting is technically illegal in the state, police who were alerted to the activity told the players that they must cease the games or face prosecution, the news source reports.
Active living seniors who enjoy games and cultural activities don't have to break the law to stimulate their minds. A study entitled "The Impact on Older Participants of Professionally Conducted Cultural Programs" suggests that active living seniors who participate in cultural activities in their communities experience better health and quality of life than their more sedentary counterparts.