This post follows on from my initial idea of what older people could do collectively with their £4.7 trillions of savings currently locked in their houses. I’ve put forward several ideas already but this one reflects the stereo typical view that most people have of elderly people. So here’s a humurous and inexpensive way of changing that perception.
What if we buy every older person a Zimmer frame? Even if they don’t need it. Then they can all walk slowly around holding up the traffic and getting in the way of young people rushing along with their heads down texting on their mobile phones.
Zimmers could be fitted with headlights and horns. Most importantly a space could be included on the front of the Zimmer frame for sponsored advertising.
This quiet demonstration could be held in every town, every Friday, henceforth to be known as “Zimmer Fridays”. Eventually the politicians, both local and national, would realise that it is in their interest to make towns and cities and all their public spaces, much more age friendly.
BETTER TO HAVE OLDER PEOPLE BLOCKING THE PAVEMENTS WHILST EXERCISING, RATHER THAN LANGUISHING IN HOSPITAL BEDS, OR LOUNGING AT HOME ON THE SOFA IN FRONT OF DAYTIME TV.