Thursday, June 24, 2010

Elderly Challenge - Observation 4

Hi all,

I am sorry for last week not being able to do it as I was away on holiday that week.

Today, I will be talking about the HDB area near Yew Tee MRT Station.

Here, the lift (below) is quite small. Even though it can fit an elderly in a wheelchair, it will not be able to fit any other person. The most is one or two only. One solution is to have 1 or 2 big lift meant for wheelchairs and bulky items and people with a lot of goods and another one for ordinary people.

The corridor (below) is also very narrow. If an elderly in a wheelchair is moving slowly people who want to walk in front of them will not be ale to. A solution is to widen the corridor.

Near the block of flats, there is a senior citizens fitness corner. (below) It is for them to exercise and keep fit and stay healthy.

There is also a stone path (below) for elderly to walk on and sit on the benches and put their legs on it. There is also a hand rail just in case.

There is also a row of benches for people and elderly to sit and rest after exercising or for them to just sit and have a chat with friends or breath in fresh air in the morning.

I would suggest they build a senior citizens corner in one of the void decks so with chairs, tables, fun activities like board games and cards for them to play. There might be a television for them to watch shows as well. They can go there and have chats with friends as well.

This is my observation.

Thank you.

Please comment if you wish to state anything about my post.

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