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Age Care – Age Proofing The Streets And Roads

As the world confronts an ageing population, governments need to ensure improvements in infrastructure to allow high quality age care. Governments must think of ways to make the surroundings more compatible with ageing communities. The vast majority of roads and streets are not prepared yet.

The age of the population is shifting because baby boomers are retiring rapidly. Proper investments are necessary to make cities safe and compatible for senior citizens. According to the World Health Organization, the number of people over the age of 60 would double between 2015 and 2050. This would mean that the need for age care would increase dramatically.

In order to ensure healthy ageing, the community must receive better roads and streets that can address any mobility issues. The speed of cross walks must be adjusted to accommodate for the seniors. Buildings must be more accessible and usable for senior citizens to ensure high quality age care.