The concept is based on the idea of bounding the families community through an offline family newspaper (build by a third party). which by that party will be send out every two weeks/month to the family members.
The main idea is to offer mainly an online platform which is supported by an offline service where elderly could connect with young parents whose own parents don´t live nearby to help them with daily tasks and vice versa.
`Wrinkles of the city` is the name of a current street art exhibition of the french artist JR (http://www.jr-art.net/). In this series it is not the young people standing in the foreground but the old.
The idea would be to connect the older and younger generation in one city/area while they help each other in managing daily tasks. Due to urbanization a lot of younger people live far away from their own parents/grandparents.
The system´s advantages of a can phone are obvious; you need neither power nor a provider and the system works under all weather conditions. Reintroducing a traditional communication system based on mechanical waves.
I am very sorry for coming back to you that late. It´s been recently very busy here and I did not had the chance to follow up here. Life always comes up with big surprises when you least expect it.....Thank you very much for your contribution and the survey would definitely be worth creating once I step on with this concept. It would be great if I can then again come back to you. Best, Josipa....
Bravo, bravo, bravo dear Patricia; such a good move!! I haven´t think of that but of course this seems the most suitable step right now. Thank you so much for participating and coming up with these questions. @Jim Shea; More than happy if you could answer them and share your thoughts!! Thank you both!
thank you so much for sharing your story. It is so sad: I am actually on the other side; As I lost my grandparents very early I have this soft spot for elderly. I am enjoying it every time when I met randomly elderly people in the the train and they start talking to me; Sometimes they are willing to share beautiful stories and simple insights about life which are always a good reminder:). Let´s see what will happen with the realization of this concept. All the best to you!