All over the world there are student chapters of ENACTUS: http://enactus.org/
This student group helps improve the lives of others through the power of positive business. There are so many amazing chapters, but one that has really inspired me is t
Youth hero and rapper Ali B. of the Netherlands has a TV show linked to connecting older adults and young people.
Youth that have gotten into 'trouble' and wish to build a promising future are invited to the TV programme to visit elderly and fulfill
In the video, the initial reaction of the footballer was a lack of respect due the displacement of an elderly man among the group of youths in the football court. Gestures were not welcoming, sometimes even teasing the old man, and eventually escorti
A friend of mine just shared this video with me and I was so inspired. http://www.metaspoon.com/80-year-old-salsa/ An 80yr old can partner with a young man and their complemetary skills and stregths can create something amazing. This is a visual way
People tend to get intimidated by new challenge or job if they have to work alone.
So, I believe young people will be more actively involved in mentoring seniors if they have to work with their friends.Continuously , this will be like social gath
Are you interested in how mediation and mindfulness can benefit seniors? This article includes a TED talk, plus several research links:
Improved longevity, decreased lone
Challenging preconceptions! Four young British teens volunteer to work as carers in a retirement village. In the final episode, each young person takes one of their new old friends home with them for the week.
The Star Alliance network is the leading global airline network, with the highest number of member airlines. It was established in 1997 and offers customers convenient worldwide reach and a smoother travel experience. Much like some of the best airli
My hands on, informal research over 30 years working in youth & d.vShelters & community settings has revealed there are core commonalities across all age & culture groups & when we understand them, powerful shifts in relationships can happen.
What does it mean to design mobile interfaces for older adults? What should considerations a younger designer factor in?
As part of a research project conducted during a master’s thesis dissertation,
Roxanne Leitao created a set of design patte
"If we don't feel anything, we don't have any chance of changing anything. #LetsExplore"
I came across this image and text on Twitter today and it got me thinking about how we need ideas that will draw an emotional connection to our cause. But I w
People always mention the little kid inside of them.. but not all feel brave enough to show it. Maybe there's an easy way to overcome the gap between teenagers and older adults... remind them that despite the age differences, they have many things in
I've noticed that many of the mentoring examples involve teaching technology to older adults, but what if we thought differently about the role of technology here, and instead thought about it as an enabler rather than the end goal?
Code for Ameri
Its's never too late to graduate and Jerry Reid proves this point as he graduated from the University of Virginia at the age of 70! Jerry did not just settle for taking classes at UVA but rather he immersed himself in student life. He joined the Chi
In this talk, Kelly McGonigal highlights how caring for others helps us build resilience against stress. How might we use this resilience as an incentive to encourage young people and older adults to come together and care for each other?
Most older adults prefer to maintain their independence and remain in their own homes as they age, and robotic technology can help make this a reality. Robots can assist with a variety of everyday living tasks, but limited research exists on seniors'
There are a series of links ( starting at the link provided below) describing current and noteworthy research in education. I'd invite you to read several summaries provided here, and think about how these general conclusions about "what can be done
Hal Lasko is a retired 98 year-old graphic designer who discovered a new career creating amazingly beautiful images with Microsoft Paint. Hal's grandson, Ryan Lasko, introduced him to Microsoft paint during the late 90's. As Hal's eyesight worsened d