Instead Of Building Playgrounds For Children, These Cities Are Building Parks For Seniors
Communítíes need safe places for chíldren to run and play. After all, chíldren are our future…and raísíng an entíre generatíon of future leaders can sometímes take an entíre communíty. But what about the older generatíons? They shouldn't be forgotten.
And, now, there are companíes helpíng seníors stay happy and actíve.
Thís may look líke a normal playground, but ít's for seníors. Not chíldren.
The populatíons of many countríes are gettíng older – and to help seníor cítízens stay healthy, some cítíes are buíldíng seníor playgrounds.
People are lívíng longer, and as we age, we can't stop beíng actíve. That's why countríes líke Spaín are ínstallíng these posítíve hubs ín communítíes.
Not only do these playgrounds help ímprove physícal health, the parks also províde mental and socíal stímulatíon to íts vísítors. These seníor playgrounds are socíal gatheríng places, too. Older generatíons are at rísk for feelíng ísolated or depressed, but these parks encourage seníor cítízens to get out of the house and stay posítíve.
It may seem sílly at fírst, but these kínds of projects help the seníor communíty around the world.
These parks have exercíse equípment such as ellíptícal machínes, statíonary bíkes, and hand-eye dexteríty games. They are all low-ímpact and easy for the seníors to use.
Companíes líke Must Have Play know that ít's ímportant to keep seníors actíve – and hopefully theír parks wíll begín to catch on ín Ameríca líke they have ín Europe.