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Dutch nursing home offers rent-free housing to students

College students (who tend to be able-bodied and energetic) need housing; seniors need assistance. Voila.

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Dutch Nursing Home Offers Free Rent to Students

What is a provocation or insight that might inspire others during this challenge?

Why not pair the needs of students and seniors by making it attractive for students to live in nursing homes? Not only will they provide valuable assistance - they'll develop compassion.

Tell us about your work experience:

I'm VP for Innovation at ASAE. I've taken care of two elderly parents, one with dementia, the other with physical limitations. I've written several books about the empowerment of women thru sports.

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