Creating Signs for an Aging Generation That Is on the Go

Author: Hannah Evans

Creating signs and visual graphics for an ageing generation should not be restricted to retirement homes and medical facilities. With improvements in healthcare and technology, this active generation is continuing to participate in all facets of daily life and they have the time and financial means to do it.

Eyesight diminishes with age, so signs for this demographic will be more effective when utilising larger fonts, having colour contrasts and minimising visual clutter. A little forethought regarding visibility and clarity in signage can go a long way towards ensuring that an active ageing generation can have great experiences in all of the places they visit.

1. Signs for Wayfinding

Increasing visibility and providing easy wayfinding is important. Make sure that large and readable fonts are used and that directories are readily available to help with navigation.

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2. Signs for Exercise

Senior Citizens enjoy exploring various active outlets in this phase of life. From group fitness classes to meeting up with friends on the tennis courts, senior generations need to be able to see, locate and navigate active spaces without having to ask lots of questions.

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3. Signs for Spending

With time and money to spend, this demographic is active around town. From errands to brunch, businesses need to be mindful of this segment of the population. Increase your visibility outside with site and monument signs, window graphics, banners and enhance findability with wayfinding signs. By making signs easy-to-read, restaurants with easy-to-order access and retail establishments easy to navigate, business owners can ensure a better overall experience and future, repeat customers.

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4. Signs for Home

Choosing where to live and enjoy a thriving senior lifestyle is important. By using signage to inform seniors about amenities and activities, a consistent and clear message is conveyed to residents and visitors alike. Visibility of brand and readability of signage provides seniors with an easy-to-navigate living space.

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5. Signs for Events

Incorporating a variety of sign types into a space can make a community event or experience more positive for this demographic. From digital signage to floor graphics, these innovative signs help, inform and inspire. Wayfinding signage is imperative for avoiding that feeling of being lost. Signage for education, upcoming events or history of an organisation can be informational and appreciated by an ageing generation.

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6. Signs for Donors

Many active senior citizens volunteer and are active with charities, associations or other community groups because they enjoy giving back. By incorporating donor signage and memorable sign pieces, you can thank and honour their contributions. By making these instalments easy to read with interesting, branded creative elements in them,  people may be encouraged to take photos and share on social media to increase visibility online.

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With senior citizens living active lifestyles, it’s important for signs to be both visible and readable. Without proper signage, business owners and organisations can miss opportunities to inform, sell and connect with an ageing generation with time and money.

Ready to create signs and graphics to attract an ageing generation? FASTSIGNS is more than ready to help.