Elderly friendly cities

Manchester city centre showing the trams

I spent the Easter weekend in Manchester and one thing I noticed was the lack of elderly people.

I live in large seaside town and we have a very high population of older people.

It started me thinking.

Are our cities welcoming to the elderly?.

It is the sheer volume of younger shoppers and the pace of life that the elderly find intimidating ?.

Are city centers just too large for the elderly to navigate on foot?

Is it the difficulty of getting shopping home?

Is it that the elderly do not feel the need for commercial shopping as such for new clothes and trophy items and tend to concentrate on food and items needed for day to day use?

Do you have an elderly relative that does shop in large city centers ? I would love to hear their thoughts.

 

Caron

Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

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