Playgrounds for older people have been popping up for years in Spain and in the United Kingdom.
“It’s very social,” says one physical therapist. “[We] want to break the myth of the old person coming to the park and just sitting while grandkids play, and then going home. Kids can also have fun here. It’s intergenerational.”
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