SLOW LANES FOR OLDER PEOPLE

Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire, in the UK, have urged shops to introduce more seating and dedicated ‘slow’ checkout lanes for their older customers, especially those living in isolated areas. These measures would allow them to experience the ‘social aspect’ of the supermarket. According to professor Wendy, industry and policymakers have a real opportunity to help older people develop a positive relationship with food.
“Failure to act could result in older people’s food security, and therefore their health and wellbeing, declining at a faster rate, placing greater pressure on the NHS and care providers.”