Two completely unrelated photographs in The Times, 31 October 2014, caught my eye. So much so that I kept the paper in a pile for a while, until I could get around to writing this blog.
The first photograph was of a young girl jumping in a puddle of mud in the Wicksteed Park 2014 Puddle Jumping Contest. She just had the biggest smile!!
The second photo was a man in spring loaded boots which enabled him to run at 25 miles an hour!!
Now put these two ideas together and apply them to the lives of the elderly.
Bionic boots on the NHS or even from Boots the Chemist, will enable older people to get around much more easily. No more waiting for buses that never come. No more zimmer frames or mobility scooters that immediately brand your as “old”.
Link that to the first photo and run back into childhood to have great fun in your Nike senior trainers. They could soon become latest pensioner fashion accessory complete with speed stripes and a Government health warning to younger pedestrians to get out of the way .
Elderly people in bionic boots could become the new craze :- jumping out of residential care homes; no more sitting around in a stinky lounge all day; out and about in the fresh air. Look out you trendy young free runners, we won’t bother jumping over walls, we will jump generations.
- Smiles on faces
- Obstacle races
- Skipping contests
- Giant hop scotch
- Bionic crowd walking
Coming home after a hard day’s puddle jumping, covered in mud and no-one to tell you off !