Elderly P2P

Sharing economy initiatives take aim at social issues facing seniors

Implications - As concerns mount over the financial impact of aging Boomer populations, a variety of sharing economy initiatives are illuminating the power of tech-enabled platforms in offsetting barriers to access related to income and resources. In addition to serving as a reminder of the stresses of fixed income living, this shift highlights the role of the peer-to-peer economy in empowering consumers to help themselves when traditional institutions are unable to adequately do so.
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Elderly Roommate-Finding Platforms - Room2Care is a Miami Sharing Economy Service for Eldercare
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Warm 1,759 Clicks Pub: Jan 25, 16
Elderly Roommate-Finding Platforms
Room2Care is a Miami Sharing Economy Service for Eldercare
Founded in 2014, Room2Care is a Miami-based marketplace service for individuals to list and find care in their communities. The innovative platform is a winning example of the sharing economy and... [More]
Senior Co-Working Spaces - 'Senior Planet' Offers Classes and Workshops for People 60+
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Average 1,744 Clicks Pub: Feb 29, 16
Senior Co-Working Spaces
'Senior Planet' Offers Classes and Workshops for People 60+
‘Senior Planet’ is the name of a co-working space in New York City that’s designed for a community of aging adults who want to learn digital skills that are relevant in today’... [More]
Senior Homeshare Platforms - This Home Sharing Service is Intended for Independent Empty Nesters
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This Year and Warm 509 Clicks Pub: Jan 18, 17
Senior Homeshare Platforms
This Home Sharing Service is Intended for Independent Empty Nesters
This home sharing service is targeted to a different demographic: empty nesters and baby boomers. Silvernest is a roommate matchmaking platform that helps older people with a spare room find a... [More]
Dementia Patient Trackers - This New Technology Can Quickly Track Lost Dementia Patients
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This Year and Warm 392 Clicks Pub: May 8, 17
Dementia Patient Trackers
This New Technology Can Quickly Track Lost Dementia Patients
A new technology developed in Japan is helping to locate lost dementia patients. The portable tracking device dubbed the ‘Mimamori’ is the size of a thumb tack and has been successful in... [More]
Senior Citizen Restaurant Pop-Ups - Oma's Pop-Up Serves as a Social Reintegration for Grandparents
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Mild 1,417 Clicks Pub: Apr 28, 15
Senior Citizen Restaurant Pop-Ups
Oma's Pop-Up Serves as a Social Reintegration for Grandparents
Oma’s Pop-Up is a noteworthy initiative in the Netherlands that uses the concept of a temporary restaurant as a means to reintegrating senior citizens at risk of isolation. The unique program... [More]
Elderly Homesharing Services - This Service Enables Homesharing for Seniors Currently Living Alone
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Average 2,858 Clicks Pub: Apr 14, 15
Elderly Homesharing Services
This Service Enables Homesharing for Seniors Currently Living Alone
In an effort to reduce isolation among aging seniors and fight the victimization of elderly women living alone, several matchmaking services have emerged that enable homesharing for seniors. The... [More]
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