When the elderly lose their independence in Western societies, they are often placed in nursing homes. This removes them from their context: their roots, their neighborhoods, their friends, their routines, all too often resulting in declining health and well-being.
So Ole Kassow ran a little experiment. The result?
“The people who hadn’t been talking in years had started talking again.
People suffering from dementia would lose their aggressions and actually lift the spirit at the nursing home upon returning from their bike rides.
And we heard that blind residence were explaining to the volunteers that to them cycling was all about smelling the flowers and hearing the birds and feeling the wind in your hair.”
Watch what he did and see the incredibly inspiring story of Cycling Without Age!