Target social issue:
Our modern western society is often organized and shaped around the youngest and most dynamic generations. The elderly are often sidelined, discredited, and the interest in them is minimal, even morose. They are commonly associated with the stereotypes of slowness, loss of autonomy and the worries that their advanced age implies, these stereotypes being of course in total opposition to today’s reality, punctuated by the imperatives of efficiency, dynamism, management and by a short-term logic. At the same time, the global pandemic has made us more vulnerable and increased the isolation that seniors may feel.
On the other hand, young people are constantly looking for flexible work.
This project aims to remedy this situation. It is thus in line with the Goals 3 and 8 of the United Nations, which aims to promote the health and well-being of all at all ages and to guarantee decent work and economic growth.
Social solution idea:
The proposed solution is to remedy the isolation of the elderly by offering young people (16 to 30 years old) to keep them company in exchange for a salary. A platform would be developed, which would put young people in contact with the elderly or any other institution taking care of the elderly or having knowledge of the elderly, so that they can come and keep company with people close to them.
The purpose of the activities would be accompaniment/leisure: sharing a meal, a coffee, playing board games, walks. The goal is not to take care of the elderly in a medical sense, but in an emotional sense.
This solution is beneficial to both the elderly (accompaniment) and the young (employment and human contribution).