About Bingocize®

Program Approvals

Program Approvals

ACL/NCOA approved for Title IIID funds

Bingocize® is an evidence-based program (EBP) that meets the highest-level criteria for evidence-based disease prevention and health promotion programs, as established by the Active Community Living/Administration on Aging (ACL/AoA) Evidence-Based Programs Review Committee.

Bingocize qualifies for Title IIID or other applicable discretionary funds. Title III-D of the Older Americans Act (OAA). OAA provides grants to states and territories based on their share of the population aged 60 and older for programs, like Bingocize, that support healthy lifestyles and promote healthy behaviors.

SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education Approved

Bingocize is approved to be included in the SNAP-Ed* Toolkit as an evidence-based nutrition intervention and is eligible for purchase using SNAP-Ed funds. Bingocize® | SNAP-Ed (usda.gov)

Program Synopsis

Program Synopsis

Bingocize® is a 10-week, evidence-based health promotion program approved through both SNAP-Ed and The National Council on Aging (NCOA).  Bingocize® combines exercise and health information with the familiar game of bingo, which is a great and fun way to get seniors moving and socializing.  It’s meant to be played twice a week on nonconsecutive days. Each session usually lasts 45-60 minutes.  We have various “curriculum” wokshops such as Exercise Only, Falls Prevention, and Nutrition, some of which are more appropriate than others for your particular group of seniors, depending on their level of physical and cognitive ability. Bingocize® can be implemented remotely or in a traditional face-to-face setting.

Program Goals

Program Goals

The overall goals of the program are to help older adults:

  • Improve and/or maintain mobility and independence
  • Learn and use health information focused on falls reduction, improved nutrition, and other health-related behaviors
  • Engage older adults in social settings
Reasoning Behind Program Design and Elements

Reasoning Behind Program Design and Elements

  • A significant barrier to improving the health and well-being of sedentary older adults is getting them to adhere to an exercise-based health promotion program (Picorelli et al., 2014).
  • Older adults enjoy and are more likely to participate in programs that are game-centered, interactive, and socially engaging.
  • Multimodal interventions (targeting multiple aspects of physical and/or cognitive health, such as health education and exercise) are most likely to produce improvements (Park et al., 2011).
Target Population

Traget Population

The program targets sedentary older adults at all ability levels in a variety of settings, including certified nursing facilities, assisted living, independent living, and community senior centers.

Essential Program Components and Activities

Essential Program Components and Activities

Bingocizers complete a series of strategically inserted exercises designed to increase or decrease the intensity and volume of exercise. Health education questions are also inserted into the game. Participants rest while numbers are called for the bingo game, then complete strategically inserted exercises or health education questions, resting again during number calling, and so on. This pattern is continued until a Bingocizer wins the game. Small prizes (some included with program) are awarded to winners. Additional games are played until all planned exercises are completed.

Length/Timeframe of Program

Length/Timeframe of Program

  • Bingocizers play Bingocize for one hour twice per week for 10 weeks OR
  • The program can be even more beneficial if played on an ongoing basis
Recommended Class Size

Recommended Class Size

  •  8-20
  • Greater than 20 requires two certified leaders
Desired Outcomes

Desired Outcomes

  • Improved upper/lower body strength, gait, balance, and range of motion
  • Improved aspects of cognition (executive function)
  • Increased social engagement
  • Improved knowledge of falls risk reduction and other important health topics
  • Improved patient activation
Measures and Evaluation Activities

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Recommended pre-participation forms include Pre/Post Assessments and Attendance Logs. All forms and outcome measure instructions are available on the online training website. Certified leaders complete an evaluation of the training, and Bingocizers complete an evaluation of the program.

Pre-Assessment Form

Post-Assessment Form

Health Outcomes and Supporting Evidence

Health Outcomes and Supporting Evidence

Community-dwelling physically inactive older adults (N=85) participated for approximately one hour, twice per week, for 10 weeks. They played in groups and were randomly assigned to either an experimental (Bingo + Health Education + Exercise; n =47) or control (Bingo + Health Education; n = 38) group.
  • Upper body strength improved for both groups, F (1, 81) =11.40, p<.01, but the improvement was significantly greater for the experimental group (interaction), F (1, 81) =4.78, p=".03.
  • Lower body strength improved for both groups, F (1, 80) =13.38, p<.01, but the improvement was significantly greater for the experimental group, F (1, 81) =4.44, p=".04.
  • As expected, health knowledge on fall risk and osteoarthritis showed a main effect, such that both groups improved their knowledge of the topics, F(1,83)=275.56, p<.001, suggesting the program can be effective for improving health knowledge with or without including the exercise component.
  • Health activation values significantly increased from pre- to post-intervention for both groups, p < 0.05. Attendance was high (>93% in both groups) (Crandall et al., In Review).

Gait performance associated with fall risk was assessed in participants (N=38; Falls et al., 2018). Pre/post gait analysis at self-selected (SS) and fast walking speeds was measured using the GAITRite® Electronic Walkway.

  • Significant improvements (group x time) were observed for the experimental group at fast walking speed for ambulation time (AT) (λ = .878, F (1, 36) = 5.01, p = .031, ES = .122); velocity (λ = .886, F (1, 36) = 4.61, p = .039, ES = .114); and step length (λ = .864, F (1, 36) = 5.64, p = .023, ES = .136). Significance at SS speed included AT (λ = .892, F (1, 36) = 4.37, p = .044, ES = .108) single support (λ = .887, F (1, 36) = 4.59, p = .039, ES = .113); and double support time (λ = .886, F (1, 36) = 4.63, p = .038, ES = .114).
Program Costs

Program Costs

First Year

Second Year

Subsequent Years

Basic 2-Year Countywide License 

$400.00 license fee, includes unlimited number of physical facilities within the county

Included with initial license purchase

$400 2-year license renewal, includes unlimited number of physical sites  within the county

Training & Certification

$199.00 per facilitator; certification is good for the licensing term


$99.00 recertification with license renewal

Additional Counties

$300.00 license fee for EACH additional county,

includes unlimited number of physical facilities within each county


$300 2-year license renewal for each additional county, includes unlimited number of physical sites within each county


(Bingocize in a Box)

$350.00 +shipping 



Curriculum Reinforcements 

(Prize Packs)

One pack included with Bingocize in a Box 

$125 per pack and includes 60 items (optional)

$125 per pack and includes 60 items (optional) 

2-Year Countywide License includes:

  • Unlimited access to the Bingocize Online web-based application. 

  • Unlimited number of physical sites within the licensed county.

  • Ongoing technical assistance from the Bingocize team.

Additional Counties:

  • Additional county licenses may be added to your original license at any time and includes everything included with your original license.

  • Additional county licenses will expire at the same time as the original county license.

Facilitator Training & Certification:

  • The self-paced individual training is all online with certification upon completion. 

Equipment (Bingocize in a Box)

  • Each Bingocize in a Box contains 20 resistance bands, 20 stress balls, a pack of 20 Bingocize cards, one facilitator t-shirt, and a curriculum reinforcement pack (prize pack) with enough prizes for one 10-week workshop..  Additional packs are optional, but  can be purchased at any time. 

  • At least one Bingocize in a Box is required with each county license and costs $350.00 + shipping. Additional boxes are not required after the initial purchase, but can be purchased at any time. 

Program costs examples:

  • An organization serving one county, will need one license ($400), one trained facilitator ($199), and one Bingocize in Box ($350+shipping). The total two-year cost for this organization is just $949.00 plus shipping.

  • An organization serving two counties will need one license ($400), one additional county license ($300), two trained facilitators ($398), and two Bingocize in Box ($700+shipping). The total two-year cost for this organization is just $1,798.00 plus shipping.

After two years, an organization serving one county and using the same facilitator will need one license ($400), one facilitator renewal training ($99), and one Bingocize in a Box ($350). The total cost for this organization for years three and four is $849 plus shipping.

Resource Requirements

Resource Requirements


  • Large room with tables and sturdy chairs without wheelsparticipants should be able to stand and move at least 4 feet from the table in each direction.
  • Room size should allow space for certified leader to move about the room.
  • Class size: up to 20 Bingocizers if one certified leader; more than 20 Bingocizers requires two certified leaders.
  • A strong WIFI connection is needed for the Bingocize Web App add-on; tablets are needed for each participant.

Equipment and Material:

  • Bingocize® in a Box (reusable) is required, which contains equipment for up to 20 Bingocizers and includes resistance bands, therapy balls, an official Bingocize t-shirt for the Leader, an attendance binder, and enough prizes for one 10-Week Workshop. Targeted educational and marketing materials for leaders to use are available for download on the online training site.
  • Small educational reinforcements prizes are recommended for Bingocize game winners; $1.00-$5.00 per prize; 2-3 awarded per game (a prize pack is included with enough prizes for one 10-week session with each Bingocize Box purchased)
  • Bingo game set (not included)
Training Requirements

Training Requirements

Online leader training consists of self-paced modules. Comprehension quizzes are completed along the way to ensure content retention.

Curriculum Materials

Curriculum Materials

Customers will have access to the printable workshop materials to offer Bingocize® once they purchase the program and successfully complete the online training.  Once you complete the training you will always be able to access the course for materials. We always provide the most up-to-date materials through the course resources. The course is found at https://wku.blackboard.com/ and will be available to you once you've purchased the program and registered for the course through a custom link provided to your agency.

Fidelity Monitoring

Fidelity Monitoring

Each organization will designate a member to observe a new Bingocize® Facilitator no later than the end of the second week of the 10-week workshop to ensure delivery fidelity. The observer should be an experienced Bingocize® facilitator and/or trained and certified in at least one other evidence-based program. View fidelity procedure.



Bingocize® is now approved to count for the following CEU credits: (Applies to credits earned AFTER 4/2022)

Therapeutic Recreation- 2.0 CE

The Bingocize training content is CE pre-approved by NCTRC

Nursing - 2.0 CE

The South Central Kentucky Area Health Education Center is approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) as a provider of continuing education under the Provider Number 5-0026, expiration date 12-31-23. Two(2) contact hours will be awarded after attending the entire offering and completing the evaluation. Participants are required to have license number available for the online evaluation to receive CE certificate. KBN# 5-0026-12-23-1358 

Please visit the Google form link below, to complete additional information required. You will need a pdf copy of your Bingocize® Certificate of Completion.  A CE certificate will be emailed within the month. https://forms.gle/QKto64o2Rv1nxZPb8

Social Work – 2 CEUs 

The Kentucky Board of Social Work has approved the WKU Department of Social Work (Approval Code: FY22-02) as a provider of continuing education. Under Approval Code FY22-02, 2.0 Continuing Education Units have been approved for Bingocize® Online Training and will be provided after attending the entire training and completing the evaluation. Please send a PDF of your completion certificate to Dr. Dana Sullivan, Professor of Social Work, dana.sullivan@wku.edu to receive the evaluation and CEU certificate.       

Certified Health Education Specialists – 2.0 CECH

The Department of Public Health, Western Kentucky University, has been designated as a Multiple Event Provider (#KY105862) of Category I continuing education contact hours in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program has been reviewed and approved for up to 2.0 Category I entry level contact hours in health education for event # 79001. Please visit the Google form link below, to complete additional information required. You will need a pdf copy of your Bingocize® Certificate of Completion.  A CE certificate will be emailed within the month. https://forms.gle/QKto64o2Rv1nxZPb8

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