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  • Supermarket ‘slow lanes’ fight seniors' loneliness
  • Supermarket ‘slow lanes’ fight seniors' loneliness
    Tilman Haerdle (2014) ©
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Supermarket ‘slow lanes’ fight seniors' loneliness

Efficient supermarkets are great for the younger crowd – but they’re robbing the elderly of a social pastime that many depend on. With advancements in technology minimising human interaction in the name of efficiency, ‘slow aisles’ are defending a social space for seniors.

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