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The wearable technology is meant to illuminate the space around a person at night when there might not be other lights around. This serves two purposes. One is to deter would-be attackers as the wearer is bathed in light.  Another is to help the wear

The wearable technology is meant to illuminate the space around a person at night when there might not be other lights around. This serves two purposes. One is to deter would-be attackers as the wearer is bathed in light. Another is to help the wear

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Toddi commented on INTER_G BOOK FILM CLUB - Here Is The Story!

I love this idea and would join if this was available to me. Community Centers, libraries and local publications might also be a good conduits of information about such groups. Taping into the CSR of corporations who are focused on community and aging issues might inspire corporation to join the movement. In terms of needs, benefits, incentives and motivators that Meena suggests, I can easily see the need for connection for both groups. I moved to WDC, Chicago and NYC in my 20s without any friends in either place and would have joined a group like this. I hope you're inspired to spread the idea!

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Toddi commented on Bring your story to life

I am a big proponent of giving people the opportunity to tell their stories (not surprising given I've been a journalist half my life!) and I really like this idea of integrating the connection between the student and the older adult into the school curriculum. I also really like the freedom of expression students have to do their project. I'm wondering if it might be fun for the older adult to have a similar project to tell a mentee story that they too can share in the classroom. This allows them to use their creative skills too!

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Toddi commented on A History Lesson From Those That Lived It

I think this is a great idea! Everyone has a story. With integrating the interaction between youth and older adults into a school curriculum it helps to motivate teenagers to find time in the their schedule to meet with older people. My teenage son loves speaking with older adults because he says he always learns something new. In fact, he is amazed that he has spoken with a man (he was nearly 100) who knew someone who was born before the Civil War. Another venue for interaction might be pairing up Boys and Girls Clubs with nearby retirement homes.