I have seen elderly crossing the roads without using the traffic light or in other words- Jay walking. They always do this as they are lazy and tired to walk to the nearest traffic light. This is very dangerous to them and everyone else and as the elderly walk slowly, this makes them more prone to accidents.
The elderly have weak bones and most of their problems are due to that. Some elderly around my neighbourhood that I have seen have to carry bags of groceries from the market and have to walk through the park with all their heavy goods in their hands. This tires them down and will also affect their knee bone from walking such long distances and carrying so many things, and this is their daily routine.
I have also observed that the elderly sometimes need to help carry his/her grandchildren's bag. Even though the children do not know that their grand parents are facing lots of stress, their parents should tell them to carry their own school bag. From my observation under my HBD flat, I have seen that the elderly seem very miserable when carrying their grandchildren's school bag. They seem to dread carrying the bag as if they were forced to carry it.
My third observation is that the elderly are always very cautious when walking during a rainy day. Firstly, they take short steps and walk as steady as they can as the ground is very slippery. Secondly, the steps that they walk up and down are very slippery too. As the steps are made up of bricks, and even worst, the railings are metal, the elderly do not have a sense of grip on the railing, which does not give them a sense of security.
My last observation is that when my grandmother is walking around, she always needs a support if she does not have her walking stick with her. She would support on everything around her like the shelves, walls, chairs and more. Also, it is a difficulty for her to get up in the morning as she needs a lot of energy to get up as elderly are mostly very weak.