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In Africa, there is a symbol for hope. It looks somewhat like a heart, and is called "onyan." What if just this symbol could change how men and women view their streets? 

Whether the symbol appeared on a sign in a location, or on an online map or

In Africa, there is a symbol for hope. It looks somewhat like a heart, and is called "onyan." What if just this symbol could change how men and women view their streets? Whether the symbol appeared on a sign in a location, or on an online map or

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Rachel commented on Update_2013_08_08; gRENTparents......

Perhaps, if the platform is a website, the users could select different languages they speak, to include an even larger population. Additionally, the users could input other interests to find someone they can really connect with!

Good point, Houda! That would probably be a more cost-effective solution than permanent centers. Additionally, Annie, you could turn this into a business opportunity by selling healthy foods, products, or advertising for health-related companies. Then you can use the money to make the service even better!

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Rachel commented on Update_2013_08_08; gRENTparents......

I like where you're going with targeting the parents, especially because they may know an elder in their area and can get them involved. You could also host workshops in assisted living homes, where you will often find still-active elders. Encourage them to invite their friends, then keep advertising your website by television, in the newspaper, in the mail, etc.
Senior citizens can often become lonely, and I love that your solution speaks to that! Great job!