The idea stems from a feeling I got when thinking about older age and my eventual end-of-life experience. Whilst there is a place for the passing on of wisdom and stories to the next generation, I felt that actually I would like to have conversations with those who have been through what I have been through, those who have more in common allowing for more meaningful and empathic interactions.
Having been close to family members who are isolated during their last days it seemed to me that actually they would have appreciated someone who truely understood, at that moment, what they were going through; not just a well meaning and thoughful younger relative or carer.
This idea could be executed through mobile technology and a pairing process. Nothing fancy but something that matches you with the best fit. Similar to how dating website would find your personality match.
Speaking to my Grandmother she mentioned it get very lonely as you outlive your generation of friends and those you would naturally have more in common with. Hopefully this could be a step toward reducing that lonely feeling.