Byline: Anuradha Naresh Rao & Sumitra Vasudevan
The art of creating spaces that seniors find practical, comfortable, and certainly not patronising.
Rangachary is 79 and his wife, 74. They live with their son and his family in a flat. Every weekend, the grandchildren want to spend time at the malls, shop and watch movies, but the old couple rarely accompanies them. They prefer to spend time at home, or, if they do go out, visit the nearby temple. Everyone assumed that this was because of a renewed interest in religion and spirituality that supposedly comes with old age.
But the truth is far more practical in nature. Malls and multiplexes are not designed …