A playground designed specifically for pensioners has opened in a park in north Manchester. The Older People’s Play Area on the Dam Head Estate in Blackley, is kitted out with equipment to strengthen hips, tone legs and train the upper body. It was set up by the local residents’ association, who were inspired by a similar playground in Germany.

The park, which cost £15,000 to build, was tested by locals aged over 70 before it opened to the public. It was paid for by Northwards Housing, which said it was “delighted” to support the scheme. It can be found next to the under-fives play area, and has six pieces of equipment designed to give older people a gentle workout.

This sounds a great idea – how much fun for grandparents to go and play in a playground at the same time as their grand children! Go here for the rest of the article.

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