4 OUT OF 5 OLDER PEOPLE CAN'T CROSS THE ROAD AT THE LIGHTS? IT'S TRUE!
"'Most Older Pedestrians are unable to cross the road in time: a cross-sectional study', has compared the walking speed of the older population in the UK (aged 65 and over) with the speed required to use a pedestrian crossing. Currently, to use a pedestrian crossing a person must cross at a speed above 1.2 metres per second. 76% of men and 85% of women age 65 and over have a walking speed that is well below the required speed of 1.2 metres per second. "
From Science Daily 14 June 2012, (study originally published in Age and Ageing June 2012). Research led by Dr Laura Asher of the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health at UCL (University College London)
HEY MR BORIS is one of the many projects run by Elders Voice. We believe that using music and humour has been an excellent way of highlighting society's neglect of this life-or-death issue for older people. We run projects in Brent and beyond with and for older people. eldersvoice.org.uk.
Lyrics and music Clair Chapwell