Virtual reality offers special experiences

Residents can try virtual reality at the R.H. Johnson Library in Sun City West

Ever wish you could fly a jet, be an astronaut, take a scenic trade ride in Africa or race with aliens?

Virtual reality allows us to do almost anything and be almost anywhere—even if we’re retired and have limited mobility.

If you live in Sun City West there is an easy way to try it.

The R. H. Johnson Library offers various VR experiences on selected days each month. Some of their activities call for the participant to be active, and some just allow one to enjoy the ride.

The participant wears a head mounted display that projects a three dimensional image that reacts to the wearers actions.

And others can enjoy the experience at the same time, as what the virtual reality gamer sees in the headset is projected on a large 65-inch screen so everyone in the room can see it.

Anyone with a Recreation Centers of Sun City West activity card can participate, but it only happens on certain days each month.

Call the library at 623-544-6644 to sign up for an experience.

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