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How can youth and seniors connect around travel services and the possibilities that travel can bring?
Youth can guide seniors traveling together on journeys to explore their past. If seniors are unable to physically travel youth can serve as resea
How do we connect people across generations using a common activity? What if we could create a a weekly ritual where two people can build a bond by cooking and sharing a meal together? Now creating a toolkit here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1
Even the best of heroes need help from time to time.
My grandpa, a WWII veteran, had a heart attack last week at the old age of 92, and some how managed to survive. What kind of badass could survive a heart attack at that old age other than a s
With youth adeptness at creating and saving online maps, the relative flatness of descriptions offered by most city guides, and the constant loss of information as buildings are demolished and stores go out of business, a mentoring partnership that p
I hear people say it all the time- “I don’t want to retire and do nothing, I want to retire and do what I want to do.” The “AARPubator” is a start-up incubator that pairs skills, funding and ideas acquired by AARP members with the technical, social
What if we can bring together seniors and younger volunteers and give them a tool stimulates conversation and facilitates collaboration around a shared experience? That's what we would like to achieve with this idea. Let's design and build a tool tha
Rock uP is an idea for a youth produced radio program at your local college. (The big idea would be to scale this to include affiliates on university campuses and within teen produced radio stations nationally.) The idea behind Rock uP Radio is th
Youth are more likely to engage in a mentorship relationship when they feel they have something meaningful to contribute and are confident in their ability to engage productively with an older adult. Mutual Mentorship ("MM") will first teach student
An idea for post grads (21+) to spend time with 50 + adults while sharing common interests, a love for books and film. Time spent together has the potential to create community and friendships. Growing friendships can lead to opportunities for
Our idea is an online platform that addresses the human need for interaction, inspiration & communication by providing a virtual space in which curated content is shared amongst people of different ages, geographies and backgrounds.
The reason why t
An online platform that matches a "mentor" and "mentee" who have common interests and values, and a complimentary sets of skills. Your "Match & Swap" profile would work a bit like a dating site - answering a series of questions so that the other pers
FIND MY FRIEND is an online game-like platform, conceived to truly motivate young people to support older adults through a challenging user experienced: help elders find their good old friends & connect back with them.
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Nowadays young people are having hard times looking for new professional experiences. At the same time, every year senior people get retired with a strong expertise on their field and a great networking agenda. “Knowledge relay” is a network where ju
Building on existing programs which employ college students as advocates for patients in the healthcare system, create a program leveraging the same group of students, who can become advocates for seniors in accessing opportunities for mentoring i
My goal is to work with Boy Scouts tapping their time and talent in a variety of avenues. We could develop an idea web page for the scouts wherein needs are listed whether it be via teaching technology, assisting with HomeFit and Driver Safety Event
Doing good deeds always feels good. A great way to engage them is directly in schools. Teachers and the community business sponsored campaign, where each one teach one. The youth can get credits or referrals, on linkedIn or google, the more peop
A mentoring program that encourages all people to adopt an active lifestyle by training together at their own pace. The idea is for mentors to encourage and monitor the training of the other and at the same time, they will train at their own level in