5 Pictures of playgrounds for elderly people that would make you smile

Don't let anyone tell you that playtime is just for kids.

5 Pictures of playgrounds for elderly people that would make you smile

It seems overseas there are playgrounds for adults and it’s not uncommon to find senior citizens pedaling, swinging, and climbing on playground equipment designed especially for them.

The first adults-only playgrounds began appearing in China a few decades ago. They’ve since caught on throughout Asia and Europe.

Designed to make a new type of playground available to the nation's older population, he parks feature low-impact exercise equipment such as elliptical machines, stationary bikes, and hand-eye dexterity games.

The activities are meant to improve balance and flexibility, and while you won’t find twisting slides or monkey bars at these playgrounds, they do sometimes include modified classics like swings and see-saws.

In addition to promoting physical health, the parks provide mental and social benefits to visitors.

The senior playgrounds can serve as social gathering spaces within the community and help to combat feelings of isolation and loneliness among older generations.

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