Next Avenue Logo
Advertisement

Poll: Would You Use a Playground for Older People?

They're popping up around the country

By Josh Walker

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."

Click here to see what one of these playgrounds looks like

About 50 of these playgrounds now exist in the United States, too, thanks to a nonprofit called Kaboom (in conjunction with Humana).

Advertisement

If one of these playgrounds popped up in your neighborhood, would you consider using one?

Want to See More? Watch This:

Josh Walker is the former social media manager at Next Avenue. Read More
Advertisement
Next Avenue LogoMeeting the needs and unleashing the potential of older Americans through media
©2020 Next AvenuePrivacy PolicyTerms of Use
A nonprofit journalism website produced by:
TPT Logo