I bought this cart for my 82-yr. old mother to use to transport shopping bags from her car to a 4th floor apartment. After putting it together, however, it was better suited as a laundry cart for her. The smaller basket works well for holding detergent and fabric softener, and the larger basket is great for laundry. She uses a mesh, pop-up laundry holder to set down inside the bigger cart basket. The cart is wide enough that she can lay blouses,skirts, and other "hangables" across the basket instead of having to deal with hangars. I think for older people the cart might be a little too deep for them to lean over and pull out full shopping bags. Another consideration is storage. If space is an issue, be sure to measure dimensions, including wheels. It also rolls better on a non-carpeted surface, but is certainly maneuverable. She loves it and can probably use it for a variety of uses.