Playgrounds for Seniors

The “baby boomer” population is aging.  It is estimated by Statistics Canada that by 2031, all boomers will have reached age 65, and the proportion of seniors could reach 23% of our population.  Government and businesses are planning ahead to accommodate for the increase to the 65+ population in many ways.  Overseas a new trend in senior’s health has erupted and it could soon be coming to a community near you.  The following article from The Huffington Post discusses the creation of “senior’s playgrounds” which are said to be beneficial to the elderly by providing physical activity and increased social interaction.  Check out the article to learn more about these playgrounds and look for one soon at a park near you.

The Huffington Post:  Playgrounds For Seniors Improve Fitness, Reduce Isolation