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Bucketlist Buddies

It is great to have a bucket list but you often need a buddy to actually do it.

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Who is your idea designed for and how does it reimagine the end-of-life experience?

For all those who have a bucket list (and who doesn't?) but actually getting the nuts and bolts worked out will often make it impossible to achieve if you have to do it alone.

What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

I would be willing to join a group who are dedicated to this idea... since many of the things on my own personal bucket list are non-regional I would not restrict this to a regional community. Perhaps the bucketlist groups could self organize into specific places or activities and go on from there?

What skills, input or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

I envision an online community , yet one where safety would be at the top. Maybe get FB to give us a place (in combination with those fB pages of those that have passed on?) One could appoint a trusted family member or friend as " mentor" to vet and advise on any buddies who are outside the family?

Tell us about your work experience:

Management, Artist, Conservator. I volunteer in art therapy for handicapped (brain trauma). I have a bucketlist but my greatest stumbling block to achieving anything on it (outside of financial) is that I would not be willing to do 2/3 of the things on my list alone.

This idea emerged from

  • A group brainstorm


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Founded September 2014
Welcome to Bucket List Companions.
Bucket List Companions was created in honor of my longtime friend, Attorney Edward S. Klemonski, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given months to live. While he was able, we visited places important to him and did things that let him live life to the fullest and with joy and meaning as he desired. Ed died at home with dignity, his music, and his loving friends around him.
Helping my friend create his bucket list and successfully experience each item with joy and pleasure was one of the most meaningful spiritual experiences of my life. My experience with Ed convinced me that people have a human right to die with dignity, and that if they want or have a Bucket List, I want to help them live it. I want to be their Bucket List Companion if they want one.

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I like the idea !! Finding someone to achieve the bucket list with you definitely help.
This made me think of 100 things from Sebastian Terry: Have a look I'm sure you will love it. 

You're idea could take the form of an collaborative economy platform such as StokeShare (which connects mentors with young adventure lovers).

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I Like this idea, for many people in this stage of life, loneliness is a big factor.

Maybe this looks like an open platform experience like Airbnb or Airtasker
A user posts an activity they would like to do and where and someone based on activity or location could match up to be that persons buddy and carry out the activity together?