The "elderly" in many societies are being short-changed even if all their physical needs are being met: they have a lot to share but nobody cares to simply listen to their stories. We need to find ways to break this ice and initiate compassionate conversations in which everyone is the beneficiary.
What if the elderly wore a button photo of themselves as young kids? This might break the ice with everybody and remind the currently young of how they would like to be treated in THEIR old age:)
The simple act of the "elderly" wearing a photo button of themselves as a young child could trigger a smile of understanding and a conversation of mutual benefit. For those who don't have a photo of themselves as young children there could be a software program that regresses their current face back into time. Everybody is equal before this awakening reminder of the circle of time.
And if this is done as part of a concerted campaign, there is a way for the "young" to participate. They could wear a photo button of their face projected into the future as an elder! This would be a way to identify with the elderly and spark interesting conversations and awareness. Maybe Kodak or Sony could sponsor this? All the tech stuff to help the elderly is fine but sometimes all they need is a smile of understanding.
Here's a free tool that enables anyone to age their face: