Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Playgrounds for Senior Citizens

For those of you who believe that playgrounds are only for children, this article : is definitely going to change your view. It highlights that playgrounds designed for elders are gaining importance in different parts of the world. These playgrounds or parks have low impact exercise equipment for elders and it also provide opportunities for social gatherings among senior citizens and with children. Thus, encouraging inter-generational activities which can contribute towards enhancement of well-being of elders and youngsters both.

The article mentions that  in America KaBOOM, a nonprofit organization, is working in partnership with the Humana Foundation to build multigenerational playgrounds throughout the country. This is a great initiative, I wish we should follow such examples and work towards building such type of multigenerational playgrounds in our country, for strengthening inter-generational bonding and for the promotion of healthy, active and productive ageing.

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  1. It's a great initiative to fill the inter generation gap.

  2. Thanks for your comment Saumya. Yes, it is. We really need to work towards achieving this.