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Senior Infrastructure

Designers & developers are making spaces friendlier for older demographics

Trend - City infrastructure is being adapted to accommodate the senior community through design-forward features that motivate activity, preserve health and safety, or simply allow for intermittent rest. These developments show a commitment to making spaces more accessible.

Insight - Many senior citizens are emphasizing their desire for independence, both in public and private spaces, and this prompts a demand that advocates for more accessible designs within the city environment. When this is taken into consideration and the accessibility needs of an older demographic met, consumers become increasingly confident and comfortable to be active outdoors, ultimately allowing them to combat feelings of loneliness which tend to be common for the senior community.
Workshop Question - How might your brand accommodate the older consumer's need for independence?
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Featured Examples

Hop-On Public Transportation Pods
Hop-On Public Transportation Pods
The 'Rolla' Autonomous Transportation Pods are Forward-Thinking
The conceptual ‘Rolla’ autonomous transportation pods have been designed by NewDealDesign as a futuristic rendering of what could be done to drastically enhance the capabilities of... MORE
Ultra-Flat Wall-Mounted Chairs
Ultra-Flat Wall-Mounted Chairs
The 'Flair' Chair Stays Completely Out of the Way When Not in Use
The ‘Flair’ chair is an expertly designed furniture piece by Thomas Gossner that transforms perceptions of how seating solutions can look and function. The chair is achieved with a... MORE
Social Distancing Visitation Pods
Social Distancing Visitation Pods
'The Social Contact Pod' Mitigates Contamination Risks
Many elderly people have had to forego visits with children and grandchildren in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is something ‘The Social Contact Pod’ takes in stride to help... MORE
Elderly Extended Arm Chairs
Elderly Extended Arm Chairs
The 'T’ROI' Chair Offers Sitting and Standing Support
The ‘T’ROI’ chair has been designed by Sarah Hossli as a seating solution for seniors that would enable them to comfortably sit down and stand up without the need for assistance. The... MORE
Seat-Integrated Stairwell Handrails
Seat-Integrated Stairwell Handrails
The 'Rest For A While' Staircase Offers a Place to Sit
Climbing stairs is a great form of exercise but can be more difficult for seniors or those with mobility impediments, so the conceptual ‘Rest For A While’ staircase handrail is intended... MORE
Senior-Focused Exercising Parks
Senior-Focused Exercising Parks
This Senior Exercise Park Was the Result of Community Engagement
Last year, on July 7th, the senior exercising park at Godstone Park in Toronto opened for operation. Located in the city’s North York neighborhood, just east of the Peanut Plaza, the... MORE

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