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Are Jakarta's parks enough to cater to senior citizens' needs?

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, December 9 2019   /  01:08 am
Slow Sunday: Langsat Park in South Jakarta provides several facilities, such as a jogging track and reflexology footpaths, which can be enjoyed by elderly visitors. (JP/Jerry Adiguna)(JP/Jerry Adiguna)

Slow Sunday: Langsat Park in South Jakarta provides several facilities, such as a jogging track and reflexology footpaths, which can be enjoyed by elderly visitors. (JP/Jerry Adiguna)Wagiri Hadi Mulyono is 71 years old and frequents the park in Kramat Pela, South Jakarta, at least four times a week, sometimes even seven days a week if he has nothing else to do. “I have to sweat every day. I bike my way here and then go around [the jogging track] about two or three times. Once I break a sweat, I rest, play at the swing set and talk to my friends for about an hour before I head home,” Wagiri said on Saturday. The jogging track Wagiri referred to is among several facilities elderly visitors like him can enjoy at Langsat Park. The track, 800 meters from end to end, has many benches placed every 100 m or so. The park also has reflexology footpaths made partly protruding stones that are cl...