This past week, we visited Bayside for a second time and did Zumba with the seniors there. Just like last time, it was a lot of fun and I felt that many of us were more comfortable as opposed to last time since we knew what to expect now. When we worked on our ideal intergenerational community, the elders that I was sitting with expressed their concerns about the countdown of the crosswalks in the street, having hilly land, and having a space like the Bayside community center to be able to interact with both the young and old. When it came to the crosswalk issues, one of the seniors said that many elderly people with walkers are only halfway through the crosswalk by the time the timer runs out. The problem with extending the time however is that the cars would have to wait longer, and in a busy city like San Diego it might cause problems for other people. For most people in general, not just the elderly, walking on hills is tedious and troublesome. For our ideal community, we wanted flat roads and sidewalks so that walking to places would be easy and accessible. The elders were also explaining how they really liked living in Linda VIsta. They loved its diversity and all the amenities it provided for them, and also liked how everything is easily walkable. Based on what they liked about Linda Vista, we translated those onto our ideal community. I really enjoyed the visit on Wednesday and I’m glad we get to talk to elders about issues that not many people think about. It puts a good impression on the elders and I can tell that they feel happy that we are trying to help them out.