Thursday, June 17, 2010

Elderly challenge observation 1

I have observed that most of the elderly have problems going up and down the steps when they go to markets for grocery shopping or having meals. Some of them bring their own shopping carts withthem to carry groceries, so it is more difficult for them to go down the stairs. Then, the steps may pose a hazard as the elderly may fall down due to their weaker legs. There are stairs in my house, and my grandparents have trouble walking up and down the stairs.
I would suggest that these places have more ramps instead of stairs to facilitate the movement of the elderly, so they will have an easier time.
It would also be good if the future markets have escalators built in them so that the elderly will not have to walk, just like in this market.

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