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Pairing youth & elderly in homes

Youth get free rent to live with elderly

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Australia - like other European countries - is encouraging 20-somethings to live with elderly in a co-housing situation or in an old age home. In exchange, youth get free rent and elderly get company.

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This initiative values what young and old can bring to one another to rethink the relationship between two demographics. It speaks to valuing the millennials and valuing the elderly to develop new types of relationships which are based on purpose.

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I work in design to rethink spaces which put the humans at the centre. We work across learning, working and healthcare environment to name a few.

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