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Study: Supermarkets can help older people fight loneliness by creating 'slow lanes'

from QUARTZ

In an age of helpful robots and of proliferating services, we're getting really good at making life more optimized, smoother and more efficient. But new research from the U.K. shows there are times when what we need isn't less friction and more speed. It's slowness — especially when it comes to older people. The researchers in food and public policy from the University of Hertfordshire suggested that supermarkets should introduce "slow lanes" for the elderly, for whom shopping for food is part of a social experience that new technology is eroding. more


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