The elderly requires special care, especially those who live in China and living alone. This age group faces physical, mental and emotional challenges, one of which is loneliness. This paper explores the help people age 65-75 in China need to reduce their loneliness due to their children living away from them. The proposed solution is to encourage them to meet new people and keep them busy; then reducing their isolation. One such solution, a bench, is designed to curb the loneliness of elders by providing a platform to connect with each other and promoting their health through physical exercise, comfort, and safety.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Benches--Design; Seating (Furniture)--Design; Massage--Equipment and supplies--Design; Older people--Health and hygiene--China; Communication in design
Industrial Design (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Design (CAD)
Liu, Meng, "The Embrace - Design for Elderly" (2018). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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